Liverpool great Jamie Carragher has called Mikel Arteta’s current Arsenal the greatest iteration of the team since Arsene Wenger. The Gunners are three for three at the start of the season.
Former Liverpool player and current Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher believes this iteration of Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal is the club’s greatest men’s side since the ones that won domestic titles under Arsene Wenger. In his column for the Telegraph, Carragher wrote the same, comparing how the two managers’ records after their first 100 games stand almost identical before complimenting the club on how quickly they’ve managed to fix their issues.
Carragher, however, stopped short of calling Arsenal title contenders. But, the Liverpool legend believes that the Gunners are well-equipped for a top-four challenge.
“Football is about hope and Arsenal have more cause to have it now than at any point since Arsene Wenger left. They have a side which can finish in the top four,” he wrote.
“Arteta takes charge of his 100th league game at Arsenal against Fulham this weekend. He has 52 wins so far. Of all Arsenal managers, only Wenger won more in his first few years in charge, securing 54 victories during that time. The critical difference is Wenger won the title in his first 100 games. Arteta is yet to finish in the top four. That shows how standards have changed, the win rates for the top six increasing over the last 20 years.
“No matter how early it is, Arsenal look sharper and better equipped than a year ago.”
Arsenal have started the season in sensational form. In their first three games, the Gunners have beaten Crystal Palace, Leicester City, and AFC Bournemouth, scoring ten and conceding two; they stand at the top of the table heading into matchday four.