Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has tipped his former team, Arsenal, for the 2022/23 Premier League title. The 72-year-old ruled out Liverpool and Chelsea from the race, including another North London team, Tottenham.
As the race for the 2022/23 Premier League title takes shape on matchday eight, legendary former Premier League manager Arsene Wenger has named his top favorites for the title this season.
Arsene Wenger, who led Arsenal to an historic Premier League campaign in 2004 has tipped his former team, Arsenal, to win the Premier League title after a brilliant form so far.
Wenger contended that the resurgent Arsenal squad led by his former player Mikel Arteta, has all it takes to battle Manchester City for the title this season.
Speaking with BeinSports, Wenger did not rule out Manchester City’s threat but asserted that the Gunners are just slightly “behind” Manchester City, who are top favorites, but City may likely concentrate on the Champions League, allowing Arsenal to swoop in.
“Personally I would put them just behind City”, Arsene Wenger said.
“The second best team to have a good chance to win the Premiership.
“Man City at some stage will focus highly on the Champions League.”
On other substantial opponents who may likely contend for the title, Wenger surprisingly ruled out Liverpool and Chelsea.
According to him, the two teams have endured a difficult start to the season and may not likely catch up with defending champions, Manchester City.
Wenger highlighted the point gap between the two teams as worrying, asserting that it may not be easy to catch up with Manchester City after such gap in points.
“We don’t know about Liverpool, but they’re already 11 points behind, 10 points behind Man City is a mountain to climb”, the iconic coach added.
“Chelsea doesn’t look consistent at the moment. They have not found the confidence to contend to win the league.”
Arsene Wenger also ruled out the likelihood of Tottenham contending for the title race after a brilliant Arsenal convincingly outclassed the Antonio Conte-led team in the North London derby.
How reliable is Wenger’s verdict, can the Gunners challenge for EPL title?
After an abysmal performance last season, Mikel Arteta is rewriting the narrative at the Emirates stadium. Arsenal have taken a brilliant and undefeated preseason run into this season’s Premier League campaign.
The North Londoners top the Premier League table with just a point separating them from Manchester City after eight matches.
After four straight wins, the question was whether the resurgent could bypass their poor form last season and make it to the top four.
After eight matches, it is clear that the top four debate is over. Emphasis has now shifted to whether the Gunners can battle the defending champions, Manchester City, for the trophy.
Beyond all reasonable doubt, Arsenal is the only potent Manchester City title challenger after eight matches.
Despite losing to Manchester United, the easy win against Tottenham has put the team in a solid position to wrestle for the Premier League title with Manchester City.