It’s been more than a decade since the BBC’s Alan Hansen famously said ‘you win nothing with kids’ after Manchester United were beaten 3-1 by Aston Villa on the opening day of the season. Nine months later and the Red Devils’ young team were crowned champions, forcing the pundit to eat his words. Thankfully, he hasn’t made the same comment regarding Arsene Wenger’s young Gunners this season, with The Independent reporting that Mathieu Flamini is growing in confidence all the time.
Flamini said: “A lot of people said we were too young at the start of the season – but now we are in February and we are still at the top of the League. We are playing well and I think we have a good chance of winning this title. We are very confident.
“Game after game you see we play fantastic football, our confidence is very high and we will do everything to win the title.”
While Manchester United remain favourites to win the Premier League, Arsenal deserve a huge amount of credit for the way they have matched the champions stride for stride so far this campaign. Do they have the staying power after not even coming close to the title last season? Their doubters are notable by their absence…