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Martin Keown, an Arsenal legend, stated that it is still too early to start considering the Gunners as title contenders in the Premier League.

The 2-1 victory over Aston Villa on Wednesday was praised by Keown, who called it “ridiculous” to call his former team “title contenders” after only five games.

With the win, Mikel Arteta’s team continued their unblemished start to the campaign and held onto first place in the Premier League.

Keown said he “hopes this is the start of something special,” but it is too soon to think of Arsenal as a serious threat to Manchester City, the current champions.

“With this Arsenal team, it’s step by step. It’s absurd to refer to them as title contenders at this point in the season.

It’s a new team but hopefully it’s the start of something special,” Keown said.

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