The Gunners find themselves top of the Premier League table again after finishing off Norwich City 4-1 at Emirates Stadium and are also top of their group in Champions League after winning their opening two Champions League games.
Bergkamp feels the North London club are in a strong position to continue their early season form and secure their first league title since he last won it back in 2003-04.
According to Talk Sport, he said:
It’s still early days, of course, but they’re going into November, where and Arsenal are known for having problems.
If they are still up at the top of the league in January or February I think they’ve got a good chance [of winning the Premier League].
Bergkamp also expressed his surprise at the extent of criticism Wenger received in the summer over Arsenal’s lack of spending and silverware. He added:
I was really surprised by the stick Wenger got this summer. Looking back over the last six or seven years where there weren’t any trophies it was disappointing, but can you blame just him? I don’t think so.
He’s a manager and, how I know him, he’s a manager who wants to win trophies. He wants to be successful. He’s not doing it on purpose.
He’s silenced the critics a little bit, although you never know what will happen in the season. For now they’re doing really well. They bought a terrific player in Mesut Ozil. It’s going well at the minute.
Arsenal have made a promising start to the season and are unbeaten in 12 games after their unfortunate loss to Aston Villa on the opening day. The unbeaten streak looks a lot more sweeter considering the fact that the Gunners missed the likes of Lukas Podolski, Santi Cazorla, Mikel Arteta, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott who were out with injuries throughout most of the streak.
When the rest of the players return to the squad Arsenal will look an even stronger proposition and it will also give Wenger an opportunity to rotate the players and improve the strength on the bench. Although it’s too early to predict whether the Gunners can end their trophy drought or not, the emphatic start definitely gives the fans more than just a hope.
The next month will be crucial in their quest for a trophy as they will face Chelsea, Liverpool and United in that span and if they manage to get some points out of those fixtures then it will keep them in a great position going forward. If Arsenal can maintain this momentum until January and maybe add another striker into the mix in January, then I think they will have more than a great chance of adding to their trophy cabinet.
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