Manchester City captain more impressed with Arsenal than Chelsea this season

Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has revealed his belief that Arsenal have been better than Chelsea so far this season.

Manchester City snatched a point against Chelsea on Sunday despite being down to 10 men for almost half an hour after Pablo Zabaleta's sending off. Andre Schurrle gave Chelsea the lead just five minutes later, but the script was written for Frank Lampard to score against his former club - and he did just that to earn a share of the spoils.

The result leaves Chelsea top of the table with 13 points from the first five games, whilst City have eight points from five games which leaves them in sixth place. The duo are tipped to have a long-running title battle this season, but City captain Vincent Kompany believes it will be a three-horse race, with Arsenal also in the picture - and the Belgian says that the Gunners have impressed him more than Chelsea have so far.

"It is not fair to call it at the moment," said Kompany. "First of all we are not even close to Chelsea yet (in the table). Secondly, I have seen good things from Chelsea but I have seen maybe better things from Arsenal so I guess it will all be about consistency and, with the Champions League, it will get messy around December."

"It is too early to call. Five points is nothing but Chelsea have five points more than us, it is as simple as that. But it will get messy in December and January as it always does - or at least the last six years I have been here it has."

City have played both Arsenal and Chelsea so far this term, drawing both (2-2 and 1-1 respectively). Kompany has seen both sides at close quarters and feels confident that Arsenal can challenge for the title after the signing of Danny Welbeck, who helped the Gunners on their way to a 3-0 win over Aston Villa this weekend.

The title race won't be won or lost at this early stage, but it's interesting to read that whilst many have been praising Chelsea for their impressive start, it's Arsenal who have caught Kompany's eye.

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