Mikel Arteta insists that the coming week will not be decisive for Arsenal’s season ambitions.
The Gunners midfielder rejects the suggestion that the Liverpool match, followed by a trip to Manchester United a week on Sunday, will make or break Arsenal’s season.
He told the Daily Mail: “I can’t see something happening in the next three or four weeks that will change my view. They are big matches but they are the same points as when you play the rest of the teams.
“It’s the most open league I can remember. In Spain you have to ask about Barcelona and Real Madrid. Here you have to ask about five teams. That’s a reflection of how hard it is going to be to win the league.
“We are having fun. We want to maintain the form and the position we are in. It is still early but that’s the aim.”