Wenger: Arsenal can prove our title credentials in November

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The Gunners boss is braced for a difficult month, with matches against Tottenham and Manchester United on the horizon, but hopes to see some consistency develop.

Wenger: Arsenal can prove our title credentials in November

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that November will teach him a great deal about his team’s Premier League title credentials.

The Gunners are level at the top of the table after 10 rounds, only adrift of Manchester City on goal difference following Saturday’s 4-1 rout of lowly Sunderland.

The Frenchman, however, is braced for a testing month ahead of showdowns with Tottenham and Manchester United as Arsenal bid to win the Premier League for the first time since 2004.

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“We now have difficult games coming up, with a difficult November, so by the end of November we will know more about ourselves,” he told the press.

“The desire is there and the mentality is great, though. There is great togetherness, we have quality as well, so they are good ingredients but we have to show that we can do it week in and week out.”

Wenger, whose team had been held to a goalless draw by Middlesbrough on October 22, added: “We want to show it on a longer distance. That is what is at stake.

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“We’ll see but the win shows our belief that we can bounce back from a disappointing result last week.

“We also showed we can bounce back in a game when it doesn’t go our way so, overall, I believe that it can convince the team that we are playing the right way.”

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