Aaron Ramsey sees no reason why Arsenal cannot continue their fast start to the season and stay in the Premier League title race to the finish.
The Gunners head to Old Trafford to play Manchester United on Sunday on the back of a 1-0 UEFA Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund, where the impressive Ramsey was on the scoresheet for the 13th time this season.
They lead the Premier League by five points after winning eight of their first 10 games but pundits remain undecided whether they can continue their hot start, a comment echoed by Wayne Rooney earlier this week as well.
But Ramsey feels Arsenal have the character to maintain their momentum, saying: "Our biggest problem over the last few seasons is starting off well, which we have now managed to do this season.
"If we get ourselves into a strong position we know our ability to get as many points as we can in the run-in has been second to none.
"It was no easy task to go to Dortmund and get the win. We will take an enormous amount of confidence from that and hopefully that will put us in a good position to kick on and have a really successful season."
The Welshman feels Arsenal have nothing to fear from playing at Old Trafford, despite not having won there since 2006.
He added: "They have had a bit of a rough start but they have overcome that now. They have had a few good results in the league and will be getting their confidence back up but we are really confident ourselves.
"Our away record has been really good so hopefully we can continue to build on that.
"We had a fantastic run-in last season, and after the disappointing opening game of the season (defeat by Aston Villa) we have managed to build on that and keep it going.
"Hopefully we can do that up until Christmas and then we know we have the ability to compete."
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