Arsene Wenger claims Arsenal CAN battle it out for the Premier League title this season as the former Gunners boss believes his old side have ‘no weak position’ after their successful summer transfer business
- Arsene Wenger tips his former club Arsenal to be in the Premier League title race
- The Gunners are sitting top of the Premier League after the opening six games
- The 72-year-old believes they will benefit from a good summer transfer window
- Boss Mikel Arteta signed big names including Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira
Arsene Wenger is backing his former club Arsenal to be in the Premier League title race this season after a good summer transfer window.
The Gunners are currently sitting top of the Premier League table, having won five of their opening six league fixtures, with their only defeat coming to Manchester United last time out.
Mikel Arteta’s side did miss out on the top four and Champions League football last season, instead having to play in the Europa League this campaign, much to the disappointment of the club.
Arsenal are currently top of the Premier League table and competing in the Europa League
Boss Arteta and technical director Edu have worked tirelessly this 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 out-of-favour players depart.
The 72-year-old Frenchman, who was in charge of the north London side from 1996 to 2018, believes the side will massively benefit from a good summer transfer window.
‘I would say they are moving 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 is backing 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 young, promising players and they have bought well this year.
‘There is no completely dominating team this season and Arsenal has a chance with the potential that is there.
‘We used to be in the top four and why not again? You cannot even rule out the fact that they can fight for the title and hopefully they can do it.’
Arsenal have not won the Premier League title since the ‘Invincibles’ season under Wenger back in 2004.
Arsenal have not won the league title since the ‘Invincibles’ season under Wenger in 2004
Wenger left his managerial role at Arsenal back in 2018, with Unai Emery replacing him. Arteta later took over at the end of 2019 when his compatriot Emery was sacked.
Arsenal will need to continue performing if they are to be in the title race this season, with Manchester City and Tottenham albeit behind in the league table, but still unbeaten.
Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have had slow starts to the new campaign, but will expect to be up there battling come the end of the season.