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Cesc Fabregas raises ‘question mark’ over Arsenal’s Premier League title challenge

Marcus Chan

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Cesc Fabregas raises ‘question mark’ over Arsenal’s Premier League title challenge

Cesc Fabregas has raised a question mark over Arsenal’s Premier League title challenge after their North London derby win against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. 

The Gunners were in fine form as they swept Spurs aside 3-1 thanks to goals from Thomas Partey, Gabriel Jesus and Granit Xhaka. Harry Kane was on the score sheet for Spurs from the penalty spot in the first half. 

Arsenal’s win meant they extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to four points ahead of Manchester City’s match against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon. 

Mikel Arteta’s side proved their title credentials with the derby win against Spurs, this is the Gunners’ best start to a season in 15 years and the Emirates faithful are hopeful that the team can carry on this good from for the remainder of the campaign. 

However, ex Arsenal midfielder Fabregas has raised a question mark over their title charge. 

He said on BT Sport: “It will be tough, it’s a big challenge but I’m very confident.

“The only question mark for me is the Europa League. It’s tricky because you play every Thursday, the games can be very far away and you end up getting back at 4am and then you need to play again in the league on Sunday.

“That’s not easy at all, so it will be interesting to see how Mikel Arteta handles that situation. But I’m confident that they are in a good place to do it.”

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Arsenal boss Arteta was full of praise for his players as he described their performance as phenomenal. 

The Spaniard told BT Sports: “They were phenomenal. We went from it and we created great energy in the stadium and deserved to win the game.

“With our way of playing we can attack in different ways. They [Tottenham] don’t need much and you have the feeling that they can create. You have to live with that.

“But we didn’t have that in the back of our mind, we were free, courageous and brave and this is what we demand from the players. It gives us a lot of encouragement and confidence to believe that we can play at this level.” 

Next up in the Premier League for Arsenal will be against Liverpool. This could be a good time to play Jurgen Klopp’s side as they have been performing way below par so far this campaign. 

Can Arsenal sustain their title charge? Only time will tell. 

Featured Image Credit: BT Sports/Alamy

Topics: Arsenal, Premier League, Cesc Fabregas, Mikel Arteta

Marcus Chan
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