By Emma Sanders

Arsene Wenger claims his side need to show maturity and consistency in order to win the Premier League this season, and he believes they have demonstrated both so far.

The Gunners currently sit at the top of the Premier League table, level on points with Manchester City and Liverpool, after recording an emphatic 4-1 victory against Sunderland on Saturday.

Arsenal have finished in a Champions League spot every season since Wenger took over in 1996 but have not won the league for 12 years.

However, talking in the Express, the manager believes they have what it takes to do it this season if they show maturity.

“I believe so, yes [that they can win the league.] Maturity is what you want to show. That’s what we want to show over a longer distance, you know, and that’s what is at stake,” says Wenger.

“We have a great togetherness and we have quality as well, so they are good ingredients, but we have to show that we can do it week in, week out.”

Since losing 4-3 against Liverpool on the opening weekend Arsenal have not lost a league game, winning seven of their ten games.

Arsenal have been inconsistent in the past and it’s cost them, particularly in the second-half of the season, but they look in great shape after the opening ten fixtures.

Wenger’s side have conceded just ten goals in the English top flight and are seemingly cruising in Europe, heading into their game against Ludogorets on Tuesday evening on the back of a 6-0 victory in the reverse fixture.

Arsenal return to Premier League action against arch rivals Tottenham next weekend and will be looking to break away from Liverpool and Manchester City at the top of the table.

In other Arsenal news, Wenger has hinted Aaron Ramsey may have to remain patient following his return from injury against Sunderland.