Arsene Wenger’s optimistic response when asked if Arsenal can sustain title push

The Gunners boss talks up Arsenal's potential in the title race

Arsene Wenger insists that he is optimistic that his Arsenal side can maintain their title challenge in the Premier League this season.

The Gunners were 3-1 winners against Stoke City at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening after Arsene Wenger’s side came from behind to secure three points and maintain their 13-game unbeaten record.

Theo Walcott cancelled out Charlie Adam’s first-half penalty in the 42nd minute before Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi netted second-half goals to seal three points against the Potters in north London.

Arsenal’s 3-1 win hoisted Wenger’s men to the top of the Premier League table on goal difference ahead of Chelsea’s home clash against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon.

The north London outfit haven’t lost a Premier League game since a 4-3 defeat by title rivals Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium in their opening fixture of the 2016-17 season.

And Wenger is confident his Gunners squad can remain on course to challenge for the title throughout the 2016-17 season.

“We want it to be different,” Wenger told his post-match media conference on Saturday evening.

“I believe since we lost at home to Liverpool, in the Premier League and Champions League we have been absolutely remarkably consistent. That’s very difficult so it shows that the team is ready to focus and to give absolutely everything to win the games. Can we maintain that collective energy? I think we have a chance.”

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