Alan Shearer explains why, yet again, Arsenal will not win the Premier League

Alan Shearer

The Newcastle United legend believes Arsenal will come short yet again.

Arsenal appear to be in the race for the Premier League title once again. The Gunners however are currently on a dip in Premier League form.

The club have not won in their last three games in the Premier League after previously going on a run of five wins on the bounce. However a string of injuries has seen them struggling in the league once again ahead of welcoming in form Sunderland to The Emirates this weekend.

Once again it looks as though the Arsenal title challenge may fade away with the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla, Danny Welbeck, Francis Coquelin and Jack Wilshere all on the sidelines for this weekend's game.

Former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer is however not surprised that once again Arsenal look set to fall short of the big prize.

Writing in his Coral blog this week he stated:

"Every season I am asked to analyse Arsenal’s chances of winning the title and every season I look at their squad and I feel it is lacking in depth...

"Ultimately though, small squads mean that their best players have to play too many games and are more likely to pick up injuries.

"Wenger does not seem to be very active in the transfer windows compared to the other big clubs in the league and that is why they have not won the title in so many years. They are more than capable of beating anyone on their day because they have some fantastic players but over a season of 38 games, a lot of Arsenal’s problems come down to injuries to key players, and ultimately that ends up costing them the biggest prize."

Of course January is fast approaching and over the coming weeks Arsenal are bound to be linked with a plethora of names in the transfer market but the likelihood is, nobody will arrive.

Arsene Wenger has certainly loosened the purse-strings slightly in recent years but January buys do not tend to float his boat and he is far more likely to wait until the summer to make his big moves.

It might just cost him the title.

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