Mikel Arteta believes in his defence

Once lumbered by everybody as “potential relegation candidates” – largely as a joke – Arsenal have certainly managed to turn a corner and show everybody that they are ready to fight and make sure last season’s embarrassing Premier League finish is something that is swiftly forgotten about.

The Gunners had a tough start when opening their 21/22 campaign as they were shocked by Brentford before Chelsea and Manchester City showed them the gulf in class between them and those that are challenging for the title.

However, since that fateful day in Manchester when the Londoners were sent back to the capital with their tail firmly between their legs, Mikel Arteta’s side has quietly gone about correcting things and making sure that they are no longer a laughing stock. Admittedly, there are a number of teams at the moment that can take that unwanted crown.

Of course, a lot of the credit regarding the turnaround at the club has to go to the defence as the Spaniard appears to have finally fixed something that Arsene Wenger and Unai Emery had really struggled to get right.

Having gone unbeaten in nine games since that embarrassing defeat to City, Arsenal have managed to climb up the Premier League table and have put themselves back within the fight for European football next season, and although we are only 10 games in, many will be looking for the best betting sites available at sportwetten-vergleich.at based on the current form of the Gunners.

Premier League matches seem to have seen a back four of Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhães and Kieran Tierney be utilised as often as possible, whilst Aaron Ramsdale has been placed in goal instead of Bernd Leno and looks incredible. The club has been able to become tough to break down with these five, with just four goals conceded in the league.

Arteta is also of the opinion that there is plenty more that can be expected from them and has also released that he believes that they can play together for five or six years. With an average age of just 23 between them, the next few years at the Emirates Stadium should be exciting.

“The potential [to do that] is there because of the qualities they have individually, how they can complement each other with those qualities and, obviously with the age group that we have there,” he said when asked if they could play together for five or six years. “If we manage them well and they are willing to sustain that, they have a really bright future.”