Arsenal have broken their 18-year-old jinx by winning their first three Premier League matches after a 3-0 bashing of Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. It is a perfect run for Mikel Arteta, who has proven critics wrong.
Mikel Arteta’s tactics seem to be spot on with a fantastic start to the 2022-23 Premier League season; three wins in three matches for the Gunners; nine goals scored; only two conceded.
Though it may be too early to conclude, Arteta has convinced all that the London-based club will not only fight for the Champions League position but will earn it. It is just a matter of time to decide whether he will be ready to join the title race; a more likely feat.
The Gunners have maintained a perfect Premier League start which started from preseason, causing pundits and critics of Arteta to believe in the Spanish coach’s ability.
A Perfect Preseason Run
It was easy to spot Mikel Arteta’s preparedness for the 2022-23 Premier League after Arsenal skimmed the waves and thumped every preseason opponent.
Mikel Arteta thrashed FC Nurnberg 5-3 before humbling Everton 2-0 in their preseason campaign. Orlando City was also a casualty of Arteta’s high-flying Arsenal. It was a 3-1 convincing win for the Gunners. Premier League rivals Chelsea also suffered a shock 4-0 defeat against the club.
Next and last on the preseason line-up of opponents was Sevilla. It was a ruthless rout. The Gunners put six past the six times UEFA Europa League winners to bring Arteta’s preseason campaign to a triumphant end.
Perfect Premier League Run
Unlike Manchester United, Arsenal’s preseason form has been transferred to the Premier League. Mikel Arteta have left no stone unturned in shaping up the team for the top-four challenge. Sooner than later, pundits may be convinced to add the London club to the list of the top Premier League title contenders.
Arteta opened his 2022-23 Premier League campaign against Patrick Viera’s Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. A 20th-minute goal by Martinelli gave the visitors a first-half lead. Guehi’s 85th minute own goal sealed the win for Mikel Arteta, ensuring an excellent start to the season.
Arteta hosted Brendan Rodgers in a sunny Emirates Stadium for his second match. It was expected to be a cracker, but a classic Arsenal were just too good for the 2016 Premier League Champions.
Gabriel Jesus’ sensational brace, coupled with goals from Granit Xhaka, and Martinelli, did the magic as they trumpet 4-2 over the Foxes.
The Gunners traveled to the Vitality Stadium to take on Bournemouth in their third match. Team captain, Odegaard, bagged a brace in the 5th and 11th minutes of the game, with Saliba scoring in the 54th minute to secure a 3-0 win for the club. Mikel Arteta completed a historic three consecutive Premier League win dramatically.
A Historic Three Opening Win For Arsenal
Arsenal’s 3-0 victory over Bournemouth completes a historic win for the Gunners. The last time Arsenal opened their Premier League Campaign with three straight wins was in the 2004-05 season under Arsene Wenger. The Gunners started their 2004-05 campaign by beating Everton 4-1 at Goodison Park. They thrashed Middlesbrough 3-1 and Blackburn 3-0.
Wenger went on to complete a five-match winning run which ended with a 2-2 draw with Bolton. Despite a brilliant start to the season, Arsenal finished the season as runners-up losing the title challenge to Chelsea. Repeating this feat under Mikel Arteta means that the team is ready for the big challenge in the Premier League.
Can Arsenal Contend For The 2022-23 Premier League Title?
Mikel Arteta has made a bold statement as long as the 2022-2023 Premier League campaign is concerned. Although it may be too early to conclude the prospects of a resurgent Arsenal, the team is expected to go far this season. The Gunners may not earnestly contest for the title race, but a top-four finish is non-negotiable.