Arsenal are still a million miles behind Manchester City – Arsenal legend admits

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Arsenal legend Paul Merson has admitted Arsenal are still a million miles behind Manchester City despite Arsenal’s perfect start to the season.

The Gunners are Premier League leaders after winning all five Premier League games this season.

Merson told The Sun: “The game at Manchester United will be the acid test.

“The fixtures so far have been kind and they’ve only beaten teams they should have done.

“But by winning five in a row they can go to Old Trafford and a draw would be a decent result.

“Because if you keep beating the lesser teams and not losing to the big boys, which is what Liverpool did last season, then you’re going to be in with a shout.

“But Arsenal are still a million miles behind Manchester City, so it’s important that people don’t get ahead of themselves and talk about being title contenders.

“They have to stay realistic and finishing in the top four this season would be a major feat.

“Arteta isn’t yet an elite manager like Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte but he’s only been in the job for three years.”