Sol Campbell discusses Arsenal’s Premier League title chances

Sol Campbell is feeling optimistic about Arsenal's Premier League title chances this season

Sol Campbell believes that this season represents Arsenal’s best chance of winning the Premier League for many years.

The Gunners are currently second in the top flight table after their 2-0 win over Aston Villa last weekend left them two points behind surprise leaders Leicester City.

Many are tipping the north London side to underline their status as genuine title contenders this season as they look to lift the trophy for the first time since 2004.

Arsenal host Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on Monday night knowing that a win would lay down a significant marker for the rest of the campaign.

And former Arsenal defender Campbell is feeling optimistic about the Gunners’ chances of ending their long wait for the top-flight trophy this season.

Campbell told 888.com: “I’d love them to do it but I don’t like tipping people too early.

“But if they are going to have a chance to win it’s definitely going to be this year. Sometimes opportunity knocks and they are responding. The best chance they’ve got is this year.

“City have the bigger squad and when injuries kick in they will have depth. That’s the only thing that could halt Arsenal – the depth of City’s squad.

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“When everyone is getting tired come February they’ll have impact players who can come on and make a difference. That’s the only thing I’m worried about.”

Goals from Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud wrapped up a victory over Aston Villa on Sunday after Arsenal booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League by beating Olympiacos 3-0.

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