Wayne Rooney is unconvinced by Arsenal's title hopes despite their flying start to the 2013/14 campaign.
The Manchester United forward has been impressed with the form of the Premier League leaders, but will wait to see if they can keep it up for the entire season.
"We'll have to wait and see where they are in March," Rooney is quoted by Sky Sports. "We've seen before that they’ve been in the top two until February, March time and then dropped off so it’s down to them to try and stay there."
Manchester United face Arsenal this weekend and the 28-year-old expects a challenging encounter at Old Trafford.
“We’ve beaten Arsenal many times in the past," he added. "They are in good form at the minute, they’re top of the league, so we know it is going to be a difficult game.
“But we have to go into the game confident that this is the game that will bring us back into the mix.
“They are doing brilliantly and are in a great position so it is down to us to match them.
“We know we are playing better and are stating to do well. There are only 10 games gone so there is no big worry at the minute.”
Manchester United faced a tough start to the campaign under David Moyes but are beginning to put a consistent run of results together including a 0-0 draw away at Real Sociedad in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Robin van Persie missed a penalty in the second half to prevent the Red Devils from taking all three points.
Rooney himself is in fantastic form going into the crucial weekend fixture, and has a history of scoring against Arsenal which he will look to continue on Sunday.
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