Ian Wright explains why Arsenal won’t win Premier League title
Ian Wright isn't convinced Arsene Wenger has sufficiently strengthened his Arsenal squad for title challenge
Ian Wright says Arsenal haven’t made enough signings to transform the Gunners into Premier League champions this season.
Arsene Wenger’s side finished in second place in the table last season but the north London side failed to capitalise on the poor form of their title rivals Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United.
The quartet have made significant improvements to their squads over the summer months, while Antonio Conte has taken over at Chelsea, City have appointed Pep Guardiola and United named Jose Mourinho as Louis van Gaal’s successor.
Wenger has signed Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka in a £33m deal from Borussia Monchengladbach this summer, as well as adding Japanese forward Takuma Asano and Bolton Wanderers defender Rob Holding to his squad.
But former Arsenal striker Wright believes the 2014 and 2015 FA Cup winners are still a long way off from winning the Premier League title.
“I feel for Arsenal this season. Last season was a very good opp to do it,” Wright said on BBC Sport’s Match of the Day.
“They haven’t added to many to their squad. I’m not sure with strengthening of the other teams how Arsenal are going to be able to overturn them.”
Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League title since 2004 when Wenger’s side managed to complete the season unbeaten.
The Gunners have only won two FA Cup titles in the past 12 years in what has been a tough period for the club.