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[Opinion] Arsenal Are Still Not Title Challengers Despite The Win Over Aston Villa

While Arsenal's season has been riddle with mixed performance, the good part of it all is that they have managed to turn their disastrous start to the campaign around. With 14 points from their last 6 Premier league games, the Red contingent of North London have been able to extricate themselves from the relegation zone to ninth position on the log, but there's still a lot of work to be done on their part if they are to challenge for the top four talk more of the Premier league title.

However, Its still too early to give Mikel Arteta a pat on the back simply for dispatching a Villa team that under normal circumstance, ought not to be a tough nut for his side to crack. But while the Gunners did deserve the three points against Aston Villa for their brilliant display, challenging for the title requires consistency and quality which quite frankly, they are not yet there.

Needful to say that Mikel Arteta and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of Manchester United are alike in more ways than one. They both know how to supply palliative results to the fans without permanently fixing the problems in their teams and that's why they have been playing under pressure since the start of the season. Moreso, Arsenal might have gotten it easy with Aston Villa, but a trip to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City next weekend will be a lot more tricky, one that will test whether this win was a fluke or not.

As convincing as the 3-1 victory might be, Mikel Arteta's side are still leagues away from a title challenge and that's why the fans should stay calm and only enjoy the moment.

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