Michael Owen, former Liverpool and Manchester United player, praised Arteta’s team and urged Arsenal fans to be “excited” after their victory.
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Arsenal head into the international break as Premier League leaders, having defeated Brentford 3-0 away from home. Arsenal has won six of their last seven games. They have scored 17 goals in the process.
The Gunners were a different team than they were in this same match last season. Maturity, character, and confidence could all be seen.
Arsenal won a game in which many expected them to struggle due to injuries to Odegaard and Zinchenko as well as Brentford’s impressive record at home.
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After the game, Owen told Premier League Productions, via Metro:
I would have been the first person to accuse them of being soft over the last few years and they’ve definitely been that but they do have a maturity [now] despite having a lot of young players in the team.
That performance compared to last season was different class. We looked at the fixtures they’ve played already and they have been favourable for them.
The first five they won and their first big test against Manchester United they didn’t let themselves down but they stumbled.‘It was important they got back to winning ways and they did.
They’re back to the top of the league. There’s going to be big tests to come because they have had a favourable start but the confidence is growing, they’re maturing.
If i was an Arsenal fan – after a long few years – I would be starting to get excited now.