Charlie Nicholas: Why Arsenal can win the Premier League this season

Charlie Nicholas says the current Arsenal squad are good enough to win the Premier League this season

Charlie Nicholas claims that the current Arsenal squad is good enough to win the Premier League title.

Many had tipped Arsene Wenger’s men to launch a genuine bid for this season’s top-flight crown but the 2-0 opening-weekend defeat by West Ham United at Emirates Stadium forced a reconsideration.

All of a sudden they have got a pretty good run of games going

Charlie Nicholas

However, Arsenal have since notched up three wins and a draw to move them up to third place in the Premier League and five points behind early leaders Manchester City.

And Arsenal legend Nicholas is convinced that Wenger’s side have the necessary quality to launch a genuine bid to win their first top-flight title since 2004.

Nicholas told Sky Sports: “I may be the only one who thinks this but I believe that this current group is good enough to win the league.

“They had an awful start against West Ham but all of a sudden they have got a pretty good run of games going.”

He continued: “As it stands right now the team almost picks itself. Per Mertesacker is out of the team and Gabriel has done OK.

“Petr Cech is keeping clean sheets which is fantastic, Theo Walcott is nicking a goal and Olivier Giroud is scoring off the bench so I’m feeling quite happy about the situation right now.”

Arsenal will now turn their attentions to the Champions League on Wednesday night when they take on Dinamo Zagreb in their group-stage opener in Croatia.

The Gunners then take on defending champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in their next Premier League game on Saturday lunchtime.

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