Alan Shearer delivers verdict on Arsenal’s title prospects

The England and Newcastle United legend says Alexis Sanchez needs to continue his form if Arsenal are going to win the league

Alan Shearer believes Arsenal can win the Premier League title if Alexis Sanchez can continue his current form.

The Gunners were 5-1 winners against West Ham United at the London Stadium on Saturday evening thanks to Sanchez’s second-half hat-trick.

The north London side have managed to remain unbeaten in the Premier League since a 4-3 loss to title rivals Liverpool in their opening fixture of the 2016-17 season.

Sanchez has already scored a remarkable 11 times in 14 Premier League appearances this season, which is two goals shy of his tally for the 2015-16 campaign.

Asked whether Arsenal can win the Premier League title on BBC One’s Match Of The Day on Saturday night, former England and Newcastle striker Shearer responded:

“Arsenal are in with a great chance if Alexis Sanchez can continue that form.”

Arsenal finished in second place in the Premier League table last season but 10 points adrift of champions Leicester City.

The Gunners haven’t won the English top-flight crown since 2003-04 when Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira inspired the north London side to title glory.

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Arsene Wenger’s side will host Stoke City next weekend.

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