Cesc Fabregas puts ‘question mark’ over Arsenal’s Premier League title challenge

Cesc Fabregas has put a question mark over Arsenal’s Premier League title challenge following their north London derby win against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

The Gunners were in fine form as they swept Spurs 3-1 thanks to goals from Thomas Partey, Gabriel Jesus and Granit Xhaka. Harry Kane was on the scoresheet for Spurs from the penalty spot in the first half.

Arsenal’s win meant they extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to four points ahead of Manchester City’s clash with Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.

Mikel Arteta’s side proved their title credentials with derby victory against Spurs, this is the Gunners’ best start to a season in 15 years and the Emirates faithful will be hoping the team can continue this good run for the rest of the season.

However, former Arsenal midfielder Fabregas has raised a question mark over their title charge.

He told BT Sport: “It’s going to be tough, it’s a big challenge, but I’m very confident.

“The only question mark for me is the Europa League. It’s difficult because you play every Thursday, the games can be very far and you end up coming back at 4 in the morning and then you have to play in the league again on Sunday.

“This is not easy at all, so it will be interesting to see how Mikel Arteta handles this situation. But I’m sure they’re in a good place to do it.”

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Arsenal boss Arteta was full of praise for his players as he described their performance as amazing.

The Spaniard told BT Sports: “They were amazing. We came out of it and created a lot of energy on the pitch and deserved to win the game.

“With our style of play we can attack in different ways. They [Tottenham] they don’t need much and you get the feeling they can create. You have to live with it.

“But we didn’t have that in the back of our minds, we were free, courageous and brave and that’s what we demand from the players. It gives us a lot of encouragement and confidence to think we can play at this level.”

Next up in the Premier League for Arsenal will be against Liverpool. This could be a good time to play Jurgen Klopp’s side as they have underperformed so far this campaign.

Can Arsenal retain their title? Only time will tell.

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