Former Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger has, on Sunday, provided his personal take on this season’s race for Premier League supremacy.
This weekend, of course, proved another pivotal one when it comes to the early efforts of the English top-flight’s elite to separate themselves from the chasing pack.
First, it was first against 3rd, as Arsenal played host to Tottenham in the latest edition of the North London Derby.
And it was the former who ultimately emerged with all three points, courtesy of a deserved 3-1 triumph.
Earlier today, it was then the turn of Manchester’s two biggest clubs to face off, with hat-tricks on the part of both Erling Haaland and Phil Foden having proven enough to guide champions City to the spoils in a nine-goal thriller.
Speaking on Sunday, it should therefore not come as too much of a surprise to hear of Arsene Wenger backing the Gunners and Sky Blues to go on to battle it out for the Premier League title.
Speaking as part of his punditry role on beIN Sports, the French tactician explained:
“Personally I would put Arsenal just behind Manchester City. Arsenal are the 2nd best team to have a good chance at winning the Premiership.”
When it comes to the chances of his ex-club’s fiercest rivals, though, Wenger was quick to assure that:
“Tottenham by my DNA I cannot believe they will [challenge for the title].”