Arsene Wenger says Arsenal CAN challenge for Premier League title this season
Arsene Wenger claims Arsenal CAN challenge for Premier League title this season as ex-Gunners boss believes his former side have ‘no weak position’ after summer transfer success
- Arsene Wenger advises his former club Arsenal to be in the Premier League title race
- The Gunners are top of the Premier League after the first six games
- The 72-year-old believes he will benefit from a good summer transfer window
- Boss Mikel Arteta has signed big names including Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira
Arsene Wenger is backing his former club Arsenal to be in the Premier League title chase this season after a strong summer transfer window.
The Gunners are currently top of the Premier League table, having won five of their opening six league games, with their only defeat coming at Manchester United last time out.
Mikel Arteta’s side missed out on top four and Champions League football last season, having to play in the Europa League instead this campaign, much to the disappointment of the club.
Arsenal are currently top of the Premier League table and participate in the Europa League
Boss Arteta and technical director Edu have worked tirelessly over the summer to improve the squad this summer with the additions of Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fabio Vieira, Matt Turner and Marquinhos while seeing a number of underprivileged players leave.
The 72-year-old Frenchman, who led the north London side from 1996 to 2018, believes the team will benefit massively from a good summer transfer window.
“I would say they are going in the right direction,” Wenger said at an event to promote former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein’s new book, Calling the Shots.
Arsene Wenger backs his former club Arsenal to be in the Premier League title race
“I honestly think there is no weak position in the team. They are promising young players and they have bought well this year.
“There is no completely dominant team this season and Arsenal have a chance with the potential that is there.
“Before, we were in the top four and why not again?” You can’t even rule out the fact that they can fight for the title and hopefully they can.
Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League title since the ‘Invincibles’ season under Wenger in 2004.
Arsenal haven’t won the league title since the ‘Invincibles’ season under Wenger in 2004
Wenger left his managerial position at Arsenal in 2018, with Unai Emery replacing him. Arteta then took over at the end of 2019 when fellow countryman Emery was sacked.
Arsenal will need to continue to perform if they are to be in the title hunt this season, with Manchester City and Tottenham albeit behind in the standings, but still unbeaten.
Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have had slow starts to the new campaign but expect to battle it out at the end of the season.