The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that he believes that the quality and the strength of the chasing pack is always improving in recent seasons. Arsenal used to comfortably finish in the top four positions only a few years ago, but they are now facing a lot of fight from the likes of Everton and Tottenham. Liverpool have not finished in the top four for the last three seasons, which shows the competition in the Premier league right now. This season, the competition has yet again been extremely tough due to the improvement of Everton and West Brom.
Even with Arsenal’s fourth consecutive victory in the league after the 7-3 score against Newcastle, they could only move to the fifth position in the table. Of course, they have a game in hand over their rivals Tottenham, who were three points ahead of them. However, Wenger believes that the competition from the chasing pack has increased substantially over the last few seasons due to the influx of large sums of money from the Premier league. The league is set to reward the teams even more in the coming seasons due to a new television deal. Wenger has said that the attitude of his team was one of the most important aspects in the 7-3 win over Newcastle.
“It is very different to the past as all the other teams have improved, we can all see that. Newcastle went to Old Trafford and scored three times and then came to our ground and scored three times. The technical quality of the Premier League teams has improved and it is more difficult to stop other teams from playing. We have a side that is less built to stop others from playing,” said Wenger. Arsenal will be playing against Southampton in the next match.