Arsenal have gone into the second international break of the season still unbeaten in the Premier League, joint-top of the table, into the Carabao Cup fourth round and have made a decent start to life back in the Champions League.
Yet, there remains a feeling they aren’t quite firing on all cylinders. Admittedly Gunners manager Mikel Arteta has had to deal with injuries as well as experimenting with systems all the while trying to instill some confidence into £65million summer signing Kai Havertz.
As a result, it’s safe to say that there is still so much more to come from Arteta’s side as they look to dethrone Manchester City as Premier League champions. But since the last international break, what have the opposition had to say about the Spaniard and Arsenal? Well, football.london takes a look.
Sean Dyche on Arsenal
“I don’t think we were a million miles away today,” he said after Everton’s 1-0 loss at Goodison Park. “We just played a really top side, and they came out on top. But the details kill you in football; the details at both ends of the pitch. We’ve been guilty at both ends, quite obviously, but that’s the effective part of football.
“The defensive side worked very hard to limit their chances, but on the attacking side, we were never really near. We can talk about styles and ways of playing, but at the end of the day, the two boxes are most important, and we’re getting punished in one and not taking advantage in the other.”
“The difference in quality was just too big tonight,” the PSV Eindhoven manager said after his side were beaten 4-0 on matchday one in the Champions League. “If we were to lie in front of the box we would have conceded to them too. We did not defend well in our own box, we were not short. But that also has to do with their quality. Arsenal are one of the best teams in the world, we are not. I don’t blame the boys.”