Wayne Rooney doubts Arsenal’s Premier League title credentials
Wayne Rooney believes it is too early to determine whether Arsenal are genuine Premier League title contenders
Wayne Rooney believes it is too early to determine whether Arsenal are genuine Premier League title contenders.
The Gunners are currently five points clear at the top of the table after a convincing 2-0 win over Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
United host Arsene Wenger’s men at Old Trafford on Sunday, with the Red Devils currently eight points behind the early pace-setters after a stuttering start to David Moyes’ reign.
But the 27-year-old striker believes the Gunners’ title credentials can only be judged in March as the season approaches its end.
“We’ve beaten Arsenal many times in the past,” said Rooney. “They are in good form at the minute, they’re top of the league, so we know it is going to be a difficult game.
“But we have to go into the game confident that this is the game that will bring us back into the mix.
“We’ll have to wait and see where they are in March. We’ve seen before that they’ve been in the top two until February, March time and then dropped off so it’s down to them to try and stay there.
“They are doing brilliantly and are in a great position so it is down to us to match them.
“We know we are playing better and are stating to do well. There are only 10 games gone so there is no big worry at the minute.”