Arsenal could become title challengers in the near future if technical director Edu continues to get the club’s recruitment right, says Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth.
The Brazilian and Mikel Arteta brought in the likes of Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko in the summer transfer window, and the former has perhaps put the Gunners in title contention already.
Where are Arsenal currently in the table?
After winning all but one of their first eight games this season, Arsenal find themselves sitting at the top of the Premier League table on 21 points.
Jesus, who joined the north London outfit from Manchester City in a £45m deal (via BBC Sport), has been at the centre of their fantastic start to the campaign.
In eight league appearances, the Brazil international has already scored five goals, with his latest coming in the 3-1 win against Arsenal’s fierce rivals Tottenham.
Across those games, Jesus has also conjured up three assists, so he looks like the complete attacker at this moment in time.
What has Sheth said about Arsenal?
While Sheth has some doubts about this season, if Arsenal continue to recruit well, the Sky Sports reporter thinks they can challenge for the title in the future.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, he said: “Whether they can be title challengers this season, I don’t know.
“But make no mistake about it, if they continue on this trajectory and they continue to get their recruitment right, the likes of Gabriel Jesus, what a signing he’s turned out to be, then why can’t they be title challengers in the not too distant future?”
Would Arsenal settle for a top-four finish this season?
They would, without a doubt. While some supporters may be dreaming of the title after the club’s fantastic start to the campaign, securing Champions League football was probably always the aim.
The Gunners have not finished in the top four since 2016, when they came second in the table behind Leicester City.
When you consider that, most Arsenal fans would probably take fourth place now. Anything above that would be a bonus.
Going forward, though, perhaps winning the Premier League crown is a goal they can set if Arteta and Edu continue to improve the squad.
With Pep Guardiola and Manchester City around, though, it is going to be a difficult task, to say the least. It may even be an impossible one if Erling Haaland maintains the level he has been playing at this season.