Peter Schmeichel reckons Arsenal are the only team that “might” challenge Man City for the title

Premier League matchday 5 of the 2023–24 season has come and gone, and what a run of fixtures it has been so far. Fortunately, as a Gooner, what a good time we are having after Arteta and the boys halted the team’s bad form at Goodison Park (their first victory there since 2017).

The Premier League title race is taking shape. Looking at the Premier League standings, Tottenham and Liverpool (both with 13 points, the same as Arsenal) have joined last season’s leading runners, Arsenal and Manchester City.

Some Gooners should be concerned about Liverpool and Tottenham in the title chase. However, according to Peter Schmeichel, they need not; only Arsenal will be able to challenge the defending champions, Manchester City, in the title fight.

The former Manchester United goalkeeper believes Arsenal is the only team capable of challenging City, while Liverpool cannot due to their poor defence, which could soon be exposed.”I don’t think they [Liverpool] can [keep up with Manchester City],” explained Peter Schmeichel while discussing the contenders for the Premier League title this season as per the Metro.

“I don’t think [they can]. If there is a team, it might be Arsenal, but that is a big might.

“I don’t think anyone can stay with Man City; we were just looking at that line-up today, and you look at their back four, how are you gonna compete with that? [Kyle] Walker, [Ruben] Dias, [Manuel] Akanji, and [Josko] Gvardiol; how can you compete with that?”

The Dane added: “You can’t match it, and Liverpool for sure can’t match it. They are very, very vulnerable at the back.”

Notably, Schmeichel had nothing to say about Spurs, but I’m sure he doesn’t consider them a title threat, which Arteta and the boys will expose this weekend in the North London derby.

Arsenal has made a wonderful start to the season and it’s just a shame they dropped two points to Fulham. That being said, they must overcome every obstacle in their path from now on and keep an eye out for when the Citizens drop points so as to capitalise.

There’s no “might” about it. The Gunners are going to fight all the way this time around….

Darren N


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  1. My only concern is the midfield, we are over working Rice, Havertz has got to upgrade his engines,
    Everytime Jesus is on the pitch,our midfield is stronger because of his drifts,
    I believe we can win at the NLD, Arsenal needs to learn to score more goals and not relax after each lead.

  2. With Partey and Timber in the side I would not bet against Arsenal in a head to head contest. City actually rotate more than Arsenal and we cannot expect our fringe players to hit the ground running without match practice.City may have more strength in depth but the gap is not as wide as it was and providing Arteta shows more trust in players like ESR, Trossard, Tomi and Kwior, the gap might be closed by the end of the season.I may be somewhat optimistic but how are we going to find out the mental strength of players unless they are given the opportunity to perform against the best.Over to you MA.

  3. All my instincts tell me that we will again be second , behind City, and in front of Liverpool, then Spuds. I think Spuds will gain from not playing in Europe, as we did two seasons ago.

    I think Chelsea and United are now almost certainly out of the top four race, given that both look shot shy and United seem worse even than last season and Chelsea scarcely any better . A large gap to catch up too, even already!

  4. Arsenal has to go back in the transfer market come January, another powerful midfielder is needed.

    If Arsenal can stay within striking distance to the champions until January, our final rattle could take us real close.

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