Liam Brady has said on the BT Sport’s Football Tonight show that Arsenal can challenge for the Premier League title next season.
Arsene Wenger’s side have not won the title since 2004, and in recent years, they have struggled to even challenge for the championship.
The Gunners, though, have consistently finished in the top four of the Premier League, and former Arsenal attacker Brady has backed them to go all the way in the 2015-16 campaign.
“Manchester City have got an ageing squad, there are a lot of players who have disappointed at City. I think they are going to offload them.
“I think Chelsea are getting on in years, particularly in defence. I think Arsenal are at a good age, lots of 23, 24 and 25-year-old players in there, and I think with a couple of signings in the right places, they can certainly challenge for the title.”
It is a bold statement from Brady, and perhaps the former Celtic manager is underestimating the threat posed by both Chelsea and Manchester City.
At this moment in time, the Blues and the Citizens have the best squads in the Premier League.
True, City have a number of players who are underperforming and who are ‘ageing’, but they could well go and replace them in the summer transfer window.
Chelsea have arguably the best defensive unit in the Premier League, and despite being 34 years of age, John Terry remains arguably the best centre-back in the English top flight.
Although a couple of big-name players will strengthen Arsenal’s squad, it does not necessarily mean that they will be able to go all the way and challenge for the title.
Wasn’t the arrival of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez supposed to make Arsenal title-challengers? That has not worked out so well, has it?