Alan Shearer predicts where Arsenal will finish this season
Alan Shearer tips Arsenal to end their long wait for the Premier League title this season
Alan Shearer believes that Arsenal are on course to end their long wait for the Premier League title this season.
The Gunners head into Sunday’s showdown with Chelsea top of the Premier League table on goal difference from second-placed Leicester City.
Arsenal have been tipped by many to have their best chance at winning the title for a number of seasons as they bid to lift the trophy for the first time since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign.
Former Newcastle and England striker Shearer has been very impressed by what he has seen from the Gunners this term and believes that the north London side are capable of winning the title this season.
Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Shearer said:
“Arsenal are back on top of the table after Sunday’s draw at Stoke and there are several other reasons it was a significant result for Arsene Wenger’s side.
“The game was seen as a test of the Gunners’ title credentials and, when you compare this result with their defeat at the Britannia Stadium last season, you can see the progress they have made.
“The Gunners did not play well but the crucial thing is that they dug deep and were not beaten this time.
“Wenger’s side have fallen away in past seasons but performances like this one are part of the reason I think they will go the distance in the Premier League title race this time.
“There are still many more big tests to come for Arsenal, but they will still be there or thereabouts in May.”
Arsenal head into Sunday’s game with Chelsea on the back of their goalless draw with Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium last weekend.
The Gunners lost 2-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in September.