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Mikel Arteta sends Premier League title message to Arsenal

Mikel Arteta at Arsenal
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The Gunners are seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta won’t stop anyone dreaming of Premier League glory, but wants his squad to stay grounded ahead of their clash with Newcastle United.

Hopes of a first league title since 2003/04 are arguably higher than ever in north London. Arsenal are seven points clear of Manchester City at the top of the standings, going unbeaten in their last 10 games (W9 D1).

“It’s not about stopping anybody. It’s about being realistic about where we are,” Arteta said when asked if there is a need to cool the title talk.

“The way we are performing, obviously it’s impressive and we are really happy with that.

“But we also have to set the bars and objectives in the short term for what we want to improve and see what is making us win so many football matches.”

Arsenal welcome a high-flying Newcastle to the Emirates on Tuesday. The Gunners enter the match looking to maintain their 100% home record in the league, having won all seven of their home games to date.