Ex-Arsenal star Paul Mariner has told fans it is too early to get excited about Arsenal's recent form.

The former England international, who represented his country 35 times, claims he is much more optimistic about Arsenal's chances this season.

The Gunner's have not lost a game since they were turned over on the opening day of the Premier League 3-0 by Aston Villa.

Arsenal further added to their impressive start to the season since that loss, by beating Rafael Benitez's Napoli side 2-0 last night, thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud and summer signing Mesut Ozil.

Arsene Wenger's men are currently on top of the Premier League with 15 points, which is two ahead of north London rivals Tottenham and Liverpool.

However Mariner claims Gunner's fans should not get too excited about their sides form and should wait until Christmas to make any judgements.

Mariner told talkSPORT: “People need to put the brakes on slightly.

“They’ve had two fantastic results and are sitting pretty on the top of their Champions League group at the moment, but they have some very difficult games coming up.

“They’ve got the real ‘meat on the bones’ in the Premier League coming up in November and December. They’ve also got some tough Champions League games.

Mariner, who managed Plymouth Argyle and Toronto FC, also admits he is impressed by the way Wenger is rotating his squad.

“I’m much more optimistic with the way the side is defending, the way Arsene Wenger is rotating his squad, there’s real depth on the bench. We’ll see this side of Christmas just where Arsenal are," said the 60-year-old.

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