Michael Owen believes Arsenal made right transfer decision, but won't win FA Cup

FA Cup

Owen believes Arsenal's firepower is strong, but Liverpool will win the FA Cup.

Former England striker Michael Owen spent time on deadline day answering questions from fans for SportLobster.

Among the questions he was asked was whether Arsenal had made a mistake in letting three strikers depart during this transfer window.

Joel Campbell, Lukas Podolski and Yaya Sanogo have each left on loan, to Villareal, Inter Milan and Crystal Palace, while if you are really counting, Benik Afobe's permanent sale to Wolves makes it four.

Owen believes the Gunners will be just fine without the departed players, arguing their strikeforce is enough to see them through to the end of the season without signing replacements in the transfer window.

He said: "Arsenal right to let 3 strikers go without signing one? I think so. They have Welback, Giroud and Sanchez and they are all top class. They should have more than enough quality up top."

  Goals per game
Chelsea 2.26
Man City 2
Arsenal 1.91
Man Utd 1.7
Southampton 1.61
Tottenham 1.52
West Ham 1.52
Liverpool 1.43

Arsenal's forwards have contributed the third highest goals per game ratio in the Premier League this season, trailing only Chelsea and Manchester City. 

None of the players allowed to leave could hold down starting positions, and it's hard to see how there will be a detrimental impact barring an injury crisis.

Owen does not believe this will be enough to see the Gunners defend their FA Cup trophy, despite Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham already exiting the competition.

He said: "FA Cup winner? I'd have to say Liverpool, coming into good form. With so many good team already out it's a great opportunity." 

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