Instead the striker is backing Chelsea to come out on top.
Michael Owen attracted a lot of flak earlier this season for his criticism of table-toppers Arsenal.
The former England international said in late November he was not changing his pre-season prediction the Gunners will finish fifth.
Whether he feels that way now he is so far unwilling to elaborate on. Yet the BT Sport pundit is adamant the Gunners will not win the league.
Posting on Twitter on Sunday night he wrote:
For me, Manchester City are the best team in the league but I'm still sticking with Chelsea to win it. Best team don't always win it!— michael owen (@themichaelowen) January 19, 2014
Arsenal are a staggering 14 points ahead of Owen's former club Manchester United who lost to Chelsea yesterday, with the Gunners dispatching Fulham 2-0 at the weekend.
After Arsenal's win Owen had already attracted criticism on Twitter for posting the following message about match-winner Santi Cazorla.
Cazorla with a brace. Always thought he should start more often than he does.— michael owen (@themichaelowen) January 18, 2014
Several Arsenal fans responded to point out to Owen that Santi Cazorla had in fact started and played 90 minutes in the last six games in succession in all competitions.
Owen like all pundits is clear to change his mind on his predictions, or just admit he may have been wrong. He has not as yet, and he is entitled to his point of view - yet his constant refusal to acknowledge Arsenal's positive progress and chances ensures he remains as unpopular in North London as he was when he scored his 2001 FA Cup Final double.
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