Stan Collymore: These are my concerns over Arsenal in title race
The former Liverpool striker lifts the lid on his doubts over Arsenal's title challenge
Stan Collymore has questioned whether Arsenal have the necessary graft and leadership to win the Premier League title this season.
The Gunners are in second place in the Premier League table and level on points with Pep Guardiola’s leaders Manchester City after nine games.
However, Arsene Wenger’s side dropped points at the Emirates Stadium last weekend after a goalless draw with promoted side Middlesbrough.
Arsenal laid down a marker in the title race in September with an impressive 3-0 win against London rivals Chelsea at The Emirates.
The Gunners haven’t won the Premier League title since the 2003-04 campaign but finished in second place behind champions Leicester City last term.
Former Liverpool and Nottingham Forest striker Collymore still has his doubts over Wenger’s squad in the title race.
“I’ve genuine concerns for Arsenal. If you look at the skill sets that Premier League title winners, they have hard work, unity, team work and belief,” Collymore told BBC Radio Five Live.
“The questions over Arsenal hasn’t been about their ability to put teams away week in, week out = it’s the team work, it’s the leadership and the graft [that I question].”
Wenger signed five players in the summer transfer window.
The Arsenal manager brought in Granit Xhaka in a £33m deal from Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach.
The Frenchman signed Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi in August to further bolster his squad.