Alan Shearer makes prediction about Arsenal’s season

Alan Shearer does not believe that Arsenal have a squad capable of challenging for the title this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Alan Shearer is tipping Arsenal to come up short again in the Premier League title race this season as the Gunners’ long wait for the top-flight trophy continues.

The north Londoners have not lifted the trophy since their famous unbeaten season back in 2003-04.

This season has been touted by many as Arsenal’s best shot at winning the league in recent years, with the Gunners currently fourth in the table and two points behind leaders Manchester City heading into the hectic festive period.

However, former Newcastle United and England striker Shearer does not believe that the north London side have the necessary squad depth needed to sustain a serious title challenge for the rest of the season.

Shearer wrote on his Coral blog: “Every season I am asked to analyse Arsenal’s chances of winning the title and every season I look at their squad and I feel it is lacking in depth.

“Ultimately though, small squads mean that their best players have to play too many games and are more likely to pick up injuries.

“Wenger does not seem to be very active in the transfer windows compared to the other big clubs in the league and that is why they have not won the title in so many years.

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“They are more than capable of beating anyone on their day because they have some fantastic players but over a season of 38 games, a lot of Arsenal’s problems come down to injuries to key players, and ultimately that ends up costing them the biggest prize.”

Arsenal take on Sunderland at The Emirates on Saturday afternoon as they look to secure their first win in three Premier League games.

Arsene Wenger’s men were held to a 1-1 draw at Norwich last weekend.

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