Tottenham Hotspur legend Glenn Hoddle is the latest big name pundit to write off Arsenal's chances of winning the Premier League.
The former England manager, and recently employed QPR coach argues Arsene Wenger's side have work to do in the transfer market if they are to end up the season on top of the table.
Asked directly by SkySports if Arsenal have what it takes to win the league, Hoddle responded:
"I don't at the moment, not to win the league. They will be stronger because they have bought well.
"I sense that defensively they might be a little bit short unless they go into the market - and that's why this isn't really the right time to say. I can't be sure until the window shuts.
"If they go out and strengthen in defence they will be much more balanced in order to make a challenge."
Hoddle's comments contradicted words from former Spurs chairman Lord Sugar, who stated a day earlier he reluctantly viewed Arsenal as dark horses for the title.
Gary Neville and Michael Owen are among the names however to side with Hoddle about the Gunners' chances.
Quizzed about his former side, Hoddle did not give a predicted finish, suggesting it would be pure guesswork, how they will get on under new boss Mauricio Pochettino.
He did however add: "If the manager can get his tactics across it will be a positive season."