By Matt Fortune

Kolo Toure is delighted with Arsenal's start to the season but insists that any talk of titles at this early stage is misplaced.

"For the minute we don't talk about it," said Toure. "We just focus on what we are doing well, enjoy it and make our fans happy.

"At the end we will see how far we go. The season is really long."

Talking after the 3-2 win against Sunderland, the Ivorian revelled in the improvements made by the team since last season.

"Every time we need to come back and win, we do it properly. Last season we were playing well but not scoring goals," he said. "That's the big difference with last season.

"Last season was much different. When we were 1-0 down and the other team was playing better than us it was really difficult for us to come back. Now we are patient and when we have the chance to score we do it and that's good."

The centre-back has been handed the captain's armband in the absence of William Gallas, and knows that extending the run of good results is imperative if the Gunners are to continue their assault on the title.

"It's really important for the team to keep on winning because the confidence is going higher and higher.

"At the moment we are doing that very well. The hardest thing is just to keep going. We are just focusing on every game as it comes."

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8 Oct 2007