Lauren predicts where Arsenal will finish this season

Lauren doesn't believe that Arsenal have what it takes to win the Premier League title this season

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Lauren doesn’t believe that Arsenal are capable of winning the Premier League title this season with their current squad.

The north London side have made something of a mixed start to the new campaign, with Arsene Wenger’s men having been heavily criticised following their back to back losses to Stoke and Liverpool in the Premier League.

However, the Gunners have responded in recent weeks and have won their last two Premier League games to lift them up into fifth place in the table and six points behind the leaders Manchester City.

Arsenal have not won the Premier League since Lauren was still playing for the north London side back in the 2003-04 campaign.

And the former Arsenal defender reckons that the current squad does not have the quality needed to win the title this season.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Lauren said: “The first is that he doesn’t have those seven or eight players who are fighting for him.

“The second factor is that there are so many teams looking to win the league – five or six of them. ‘And the third factor is that – with all my respect – we miss something in the dressing room. We miss something that drives teams to win and challenge for the Premier League – some leadership from inside.

“Nowadays, people are not fighting for the solution, they are not fighting for the flag, fighting for the whole institution.

“I’m talking about people in general, not just Arsenal. People are more selfish and looking more for individual success, rather than whole club.”

Arsenal return to Premier League action after the international break with a crunch clash against Watford at Vicarage Road.

The north London side finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season and won the FA Cup for the third time in four years, beating Chelsea in the final at Wembley back in May.

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