Shearer is now convinced that Arsenal can win the title

Former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer is now convinced that Arsenal could win the Premier League title after their 4-2 win against Aston Villa yesterday.

Arsenal has had a good season, but the win against Villa was special because of the setbacks they have encountered recently.

Mikel Arteta’s side was winless in three league games before that victory and they also lost the top spot to City in midweek.

When Villa went 2-1 up, it seemed another defeat was on the horizon, but Arsenal turned it around in the second half and Shearer believes if some key men are fit, they can win the title.

He said via the Daily Mail:

‘I know Thomas Partey is out injured at the moment, but if Arsenal can get him back and then have a little bit of luck between now and the end of the season with keeping their key players fit, I think they will do it, I really do.

‘Sometimes you just need to find a way to win and they did that in the second-half. Based on the second-half, Arsenal deserved the three points today. But they didn’t just get the win, they sent a message out to Manchester City too.’

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We have shown many times that we have what it takes to stay in this title race and win it, but because we have struggled in the past, we will have doubters until we win the league.

That should not bother us too much. We just need to get back up quickly every time we encounter a setback.


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  1. My view is that we’re over-performing as a club this season.

    The objective was top 4 and that remains the case for me.

    I’m not surprised that we’re doing well, but the only reason we’re doing so well is that the standard of the top clubs from last season has fallen off a cliff.

    Liverpool and Chelsea are well and truly out of it, City are struggling for consistency, Tottenham are at best no better than last season.

    We’re still in a rebuilding phase. We have one top striker and a backup, we needed more depth in midfield. Those were pieces of the jigsaw still to be completed but the opportunity arose this season… because other clubs are not doing as well as was expected.

    We’ll try to take the chance, of course, but if we don’t make it then it won’t be for the daft “reasons” the usual negative crowd put forward, it will be simply that it as all part of the rebuilding process.

    1. I disagree with ur theory of other top team fall short, I could remember a time last Chelsea where above us with over 20point or so but at the tail end they ended d season with 6point above us to my own understanding is that we are improving

      1. Errr… I’m not sure you understood what I said.

        I was talking about what they’re doing *this season* (compared to previous seasons).

        Chelsea in 10th place, 23 points behind us after 23 games this season… compared to being 20+ points above in previous seasons and usually sitting in 1st/2nd/3rd place. That’s falling short this season in anyone’s book.

        Same with Liverpool who aren’t much better.

  2. To win the league you first got to win the mind games, for us to be in a ding dong battle with the Citizens will take great mental strength.

    A keep saying at Villa park we pass a massive test , it’s one of the greatest mind games that will makes Pepe Guardiola nervous.

    So yes we can wrestleaway this big jug, but we got win a few more mind games as the campaign gets underway.

  3. To win the league is way beyond what most and I imagined.
    Getting top 4 was my hope, and I would have been happy.

    But as things stand we are certainly in the mix for the title.
    City aren’t as good, Liverpool and Chelsea have problems and are out of it anyway.
    United have a harder run now and will get caught out.

    Winning the league this season is going to be the best chance we will get for a while as clubs around us will strengthen a great deal.

  4. Thanks to Alan Shearer for now believing in Arsenal after the victory over Aston Villa. I respect him a lot but the victory swayed him. People like Agbonlahor should bury his head in shame for accusing Martinelli of disrespect when he celebrated the 4th goal against Villa . Did Villa Goalkeeper show any respect when he left his post to join the attack when the corner kick was to be played. His action showed that Arsenal could not do anything. Martinelli, thanks again for punishing them. UP ARSENAL.

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