After just 14 games, all thoughts of winning the title are
"for dreamers", according to Arsène Wenger.
The Arsenal manager has guided his side to their best start since the Premier League began and they visit Newcastle this evening hoping to go six points clear at the top of the table. However all thoughts of lifting that massive silver trophy for a fourth time this May are idles ones.
"Maybe dreamers they think about the title," he said.
"But we are realistic people and we know that at 14 games
there is still a long way to go, 24 games.
"The Premier League title is fantastic because it is down to consistency and you get that if you are capable to get your resources together for every single game. That is why we are not dreamers and are realistic people.
"We do of course think we are capable and we will grab that chance if we can get the best out of our team."
And Wenger scoffed at suggestions his young, inexperienced side will let their lofty position go to their heads.
"I believe first of all I am lucky to have a young side but an intelligent side and that helps them to understand that, in football, things can change quickly," he said.
"As well, we must focus on the football we want to play and therefore we can improve a lot considering the vision we have of our game. The players realise there is a lot of improvement to make."
Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 5 Dec 2007