Arsene Wenger believes that Mikel Arteta can end Arsenal's wait for the Premier League title, claiming they have a 'good chance' of winning it this season.
In 2004, Wenger led his side to their undefeated, 'Invincible,' league season, winning a third Premier League trophy in just seven years in England.
However, that wasn't the start of a period of domination for the Gunners and, whilst they have won five FA Cups since, they've never returned to the very top of English football.
This season they have started the campaign in sincilating fashion, giving fans hope that Arteta can finally bring the trophy home to north London.
They had a small set back against Manchester United recently but stayed top of the table with a win over Brentford, in which the style of play under their current manager was on full, wonderful, display.
With champions Manchester City having dropped points already this season, and Liverpool and Chelsea nowhere near as good as would have been expected at the start of the campaign, Arsenal will be viewing this as their best chance in some time.
Now Wenger has added his support to that premise, claiming there is no 'super dominant' team this year, giving Arteta and his players an opportunity.
"I would say they [Arsenal] have a good chance this season because I don't see any super dominating team," the 72-year-old told Sky Sports.
"I believe that it is a good opportunity to do it this season.
"Of course, it's a little bit of a special season as well because you have the World Cup in the middle and you don't know how much that will affect the performances of the individual players and of the teams.
"Overall, I believe there is a good opportunity there this season."
Despite that optimism, and the fact that City have dropped points, Pep Guardiola's side remain huge favourites to retain the title this season.
The defending champions are just two points behind Arteta's team, having drawn twice, and the form of Erling Haaland is worrying the entire rest of the league.
Reportedly managers of rival teams have been talking about how to stop the Norwegian, but clearly no one's come up with a good plan, as he's scored 11 goals already and the one game he failed to score in, he still provided an assist for a goal.
Even if the Gunners don't manage to convert their good early start this season into the title, they are set up better for another go than they have been in nearly 20 years.
In fact, Ronaldinho believes they have a player who could be the next 'best in the world,' once Lionel Messi calls it a day, in the shape of Gabriel Jesus.
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