Shay Given warns about writing off Arsenal in the title race

Former Premier League goalkeeper Shay Given believes it makes no sense to rule out Arsenal from the title race as Mikel Arteta’s side shines.

The Gunners top the PL charts and have refused to drop down for several weeks.

They have obtained some stunning results, including their 1-0 win at Chelsea this weekend.

That result makes them one team to worry about for opponents, but most fans and pundits still do not believe they have what it takes to go all the way.

Given warns it might be dangerous not to consider them title challengers.

He says via The Sun:

“There is a real togetherness on and off the pitch between the players and the fans, they are right behind their team and the Emirates has turned into a fortress for them. You can’t rule Arsenal out. They are definitely in for the title now.

“Signing Jesus and Zinchenko was a brilliant move from Arteta, and I think Pep did him a favour on the transfer fees for both of them. Two Premier League winners coming into the team, that would have helped this young Arsenal side too.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

When you have beaten Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool in the league this season, it is hard not to consider you a title challenger.

We have come a long way and it is understandable that some fans believe we still aren’t good enough for the title.

However, if we continue to win game after game we will become serious challengers in the eyes of everyone.

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  1. “If we continue to win game after game we will become serious challengers in the eyes of everyone”

    We will rather become favorites since we already are serious challengers I believe.

  2. If we are top of the table by two points before the last game of the season, against a team already relegated, many of these so called pundits would still cast doubt on whether we were title challengers.

    If we keep on winning we will become like Leicester, with the pundits still expecting us to falter at some point!!!!!.

  3. The only people who are not happy with Arsenal s performance are former Man united players. I understand it’s their opinion. Everyone has a right to an opinion. Otherwise the Gunners are playing well.

  4. Wish Pepe was like so many of these pundits and write we off even before the season starts.

    But no he won’t and he will tell you even Man u is in the title race

  5. Obviously we are in the tittle race whether we can reach the finishing line being ahead is a matter of wait see for this is a marathon with some twists and turns.
    However what many seem to overlook is that last season we almost gate crushed into the top. All we needed was a draw against Spurs do as to maintain the four point advantage but signs were there that with good signings we can be a force to reckon with. Just the way we play, ia a marvel to watch.
    Just waiting for our game against Newcastle

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