Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas believes Arsenal's true title credentials cannot be judged until they have played "the big fixtures", according to the Evening Standard.
Although the Gunners have already beaten Villas-Boas's Spurs side this season, they have not yet played another team who currently lie inside the top 10.
This, coupled with the fact that they are only four points clear of Everton in seventh, means that Villas-Boas believes there may have been a misconception over their true credentials.
They face a gruelling fixture list over the next three weeks that will clear this up, though, with games against Chelsea, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United to be played in the space of 12 days.
And the Tottenham manager believes it will only be after these games that their high-flying rivals can properly be judged.
"We will see the big fixtures coming now for Arsenal. They have only played us so far and they have both Chelsea and Manchester City to come, and Liverpool," he said.
"I suppose the fixture list at the moment is in favour of Manchester United as they have all played the big teams so far, apart from us, so that will give them a chance to bounce back, for sure."
"The league looks extremely open. The team in 14th place has ten points- only nine fewer than the leaders."
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