Michael Owen writes off Arsenal's title chances, predicts 2015/16 finishing position

Michael Owen

Michael Owen believes Arsenal will finish in third position this coming campaign.

Michael Owen does not believe Arsenal have what it takes to win the Premier League this season, despite the addition of Petr Cech.

Writing in his Colossus Bets column, Owen explained his reasoning, and why he feels the Gunners will have to make do with third place.

He said: "I think it will be pretty much more of the same for Arsenal, however much they are being talked up in certain quarters.

"They probably do have their best squad in a long while, I’ll give you that, and Cech in goal will give them more solidity. And I think their forward line is good enough for a domestic title challenge, if not the Champions League.

"I like Giroud – though I am not sure Walcott is a centre forward just yet – but I look at their squad, and the opposition, and I just don’t see them as title winners."

Progress?

For Michael Owen to be tipping Arsenal to finish third, is in one way to be taken as progress rather than a disappointing prediction.

The past two seasons he has predicted the Gunners to finish in no higher than fifth place, and refused to budge from this call, even when they were top of the league.

On both occasions he was proven wrong by Arsene Wenger, and if they can out-do his prediction by two spots as they did last season, they would end the season as champions.

Owen has tipped Chelsea to retain the title with Manchester United finishing in second place.

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