Wenger believes it is too early to discuss Premier League crown.
Arsene Wenger says it is ‘absolutely ridiculous’ to discuss Arsenal’s title prospects despite a strong start to the Premier League season.
The Gunners have won five consecutive league matches since the 3-1 home defeat against Aston Villa on the opening day of the season and are two points clear at the top of the table and eight ahead of Champions Manchester United.
But Wenger, who has spoken of his belief that seven teams could win the title, says it is too early to discuss winning the Championship.
“To speak today about the title is absolutely ridiculous but what we have done is to continue to have the same ambition, and I think the team has a good humility level and is conscious that we want to improve.”
“What we said was positive because I trust the mental response of this group. What people forgot about is we were on a very long run, since March we have not lost a game and if you put that into perspective it was just one single game that we lost in 21,” he said.
Wenger was put under intense pressure following the loss against Paul Lambert’s side and has joked that the defeat represented a ‘crisis’.
But the Frenchman believes the result was ‘an accident’ and says the Arsenal squad must believe in their own ability.
“Now I think it was a combination of factors. The fact that we had not bought anybody, we had not won the league for years and the fact that we started badly. All this together made the situation a little bit explosive but purely on the results perspective it was an accident that can happen.
“We played with 10 men and overall it was just about responding with the qualities that we already have in our group.
“You believe 100% or you don’t believe. So that’s how much our belief is. I think at our job the most important thing is to have a good balance between ambition and humility. Ambition because of course we want to win but humility as well because we know we have only played six games,” he said.