Didier Drogba backs Arsenal for Premier League title

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The Chelsea legend has backed his old team mate Petr Cech and the Gunners for the title.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has backed Arsenal to win the Premier League title this season.

The Gunners were widely backed to be title contenders before a ball was kicked, having finished the last campaign in fine form and winning the FA Cup for the second year running.

They have started the season in fine form, currently sitting fourth but only two points behind surprise leaders Leicester City.

A big contributor has been goalkeeper Petr Cech, who has made a strong start to life at the Emirates after joining from Chelsea in the summer.

And Drogba has backed them to take the crown because they have his former teammate in their side, although he does expect a strong challenge from Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City.

"I think Manchester City will be as strong as they have been in the last few years," Drogba told Sky Sports News.

"Unfortunately Chelsea are too far [behind in the title race], so I will go for my friend Petr Cech at Arsenal."

Given how well Arsenal have started this season, they are certainly in with a shout of winning the title this season.

It is certainly an open race, with Manchester City having looked excellent early on, but shown their weaknesses at times, and Manchester United lacking a cutting edge.

With Chelsea also out of the picture, this season could be the best opportunity the Gunners have to come out on top in a number of years.

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