Manchester United.

The Gunners are now 10 points adrift of the Old Trafford outfit, and six behind fourth-placed West Brom.

However, Wenger believes that it’s still early and that nothing can be read into the league table at this stage:

“I would like to show what you (the media) wrote about us last year in September, October (when Arsenal were struggling).” He is quoted by The Metro.

“Why should we panic? We are focused on the next game. Don’t worry for and about us too much.”

Wenger also blamed his side’s below par performance during their goalless draw with Aston Villa on their midweek Champions League exploits:

“I think it (the performance) was a result of fatigue and we had not 100 per cent recovered from playing on Wednesday.”

The Frenchman has come under increasing pressure this season with some areas of the club’s support frustrated by his summer signings.

Olivier Giroud has so far failed to transfer his Ligue 1 form to England and German international Lukas Podolski has been slightly underwhelming in the wide position he occupies for the North Londoners.