The Gunners have had a fantastic start to the current campaign and entered the international break atop the Premier League with six victories out of their first seven games.
It’s time for Arteta’s team to demonstrate that they have what it takes to establish a serious title campaign ahead of a crucial encounter with north London rivals Tottenham.
Arsene Wenger, a hero at Arsenal, guided his team to the Premier League title in 2003–04 without losing a single match during the course of the season.
That streak eventually lasted 49 games, marking one of the most dominant stretches in English football history and setting a record that has yet to be surpassed.
Even if Arteta’s team is still some distance from achieving this goal, things seem to be moving in the right direction as a strong summer transfer window is already producing results on the field.
Gabriel Jesus has joined the team from Man City to give the Gunners the attacking flair they have lacked recently. They have also strengthened their defense with Oleksandr Zinchenko adding a new threat from full-back and William Saliba emerging as one of the top young defensive prospects in Europe.
And Arsenal great Keown says that things are looking better in the red side of north London and that the “electricity” of the Emirates Stadium is returning ahead of what might be a crucial derby match at home against their biggest rivals.
Speaking on White and Jordan, Keown said: “These guys are now building a reputation, that’s something that doesn’t happen overnight.
“I remember standing in a tunnel and people are looking at Patrick Vieira and Emmanuel Petit and thinking, ‘this is over before it starts’ – but that took a long time.
“From 1997 to when we went unbeaten in 2004, it was about building a reputation. Now, they’re building it again…"
Keown desires that Arsenal display some Invincibles spirit in their game against Spurs.