Arsene Wenger is of the opinion that if any team is going to challenge Liverpool and Man City this season it will be Arsenal.
Wenger feels that out of Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal, it is his former club that is best equipped to challenge last season winners and runners up, strangely he does not mention Tottenham, though that may be how his comments have been reported.
“Maybe the team who has the potential is Arsenal who could be the closest,” Wenger told beIN Sports USA as cited by Teamtalk.
“Chelsea looks a bit young; not enough mature up front, not enough mature at the back.
“Manchester United hasn’t found certainty where you could say today they can fight for the championship. They look quite comfortable with two in front. Man City has a huge technical level where they can always create chances.
“Liverpool looks very strong at the back and up front and they have a midfield who knows their job; maybe less creative than Man City. So they look a little bit in front of all the others.”
Obviously Wenger will be accused of bias and it is hard to argue with that accusation but it does not mean he is not right.
His analysis of Chelsea and United is fair and even though he did not mention Spurs, they are hardly in a decent shape themselves.
Arsenal is a lot more settled than last season, they have strengthened and the weakest area, the defence, will very soon receive reinforcements in the shape of Kieran Tierney, Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin.
We have yet to see the best of Nicolas Pepe and Dani Ceballos and we know what they are capable of. So, it is ok calling Wenger biased but it is difficult to totally disagree with him as well.