Jamie Carragher makes bold claim about Arsenal’s title hopes
Jamie Carragher describes this season as Arsenal's "big chance" to win the Premier League title
Jamie Carragher has cranked up the pressure on Arsenal by claiming that the Gunners could face another 10-year wait for the Premier League title if they do not lift the trophy this season.
Arsenal have been tipped to be serious title contenders this term as they look to win the top-flight crown for the first time since their unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign.
If Arsenal don’t win it this year, I think it could be another 10 years before they win it again
The Gunners are currently top of the Premier League table on goal difference as Arsene Wenger’s men prepare for their clash with Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
With sides such as Chelsea and Manchester United struggling to find consistent form this season, Carragher feels that the 2015-16 campaign represents one of the best chances for Arsenal to win the league for many years.
Speaking on Sky Sports ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Sunderland on Wednesday night, Carragher said: “This season, I thought they [Arsenal] would be Chelsea’s biggest challengers.
“Now Chelsea have fooled us all in terms of where they are, but I thought they [Arsenal] would be a stronger challenge than Man City for Chelsea this season.
“If Arsenal don’t win it this year, I think it could be another 10 years before they win it again.
“The changes the other big clubs [will make]… Chelsea won’t accept the situation they’re in – they’ll throw a lot of money at it in the summer and get another manager. I think Man City may do the same even if they win it, and I think Manchester United may [strengthen], too.
“The three teams you’d pick out to go for the league have all faltered. This is Arsenal’s big chance and they have to take it, whether that means spending again in January [or not] – but this is an opportunity they can’t let slip.”
Arsenal beat Bournemouth 2-0 at Emirates Stadium on Monday night.