MIKEL: THE CREAM WILL RISE TO TOP
MIKEL ARTETA predicts the ‘natural’ order at the Premier League summit will be restored sooner rather than later.
Shock results, goals flying in all over the place, no fans inside stadiums and little pre-season preparation has seen an unusual look to the top of the table.
But Arsenal boss Arteta reckons the rollercoaster state of play will not last — with normal service being resumed by the elite the longer the season runs.
“I expect that everything will start to be more natural and more stable,” he said as he prepares to take his team to Manchester United today.
“The start of the season depends a lot on your fixtures. This season we have already played against Liverpool and Manchester City away.
“We’ve had some tough games without any preparation.
“But everyone has to play 38 games, home and away. So we will see where we all are in May.”
Last week’s 1-0 home defeat to Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester made it three league reverses against top-six rivals already.
However, Arteta is adamant his men will start emerging victorious from such tight clashes — once the squad is fully fit and firing properly.
He added: “There are some final improvements to be more consistent with our results. But the way we are competing in every game is unquestionable – even against the top teams.”