Former Sunderland manager Paolo di Canio feels Manchester City will win the Premier League title this season, telling Italian publication Tuttomercatoweb that City are more consistent than their rivals.
Leicester City currently top the Premier League table after 15 matches, two points ahead of Arsenal in second while Manchester City and Manchester United make up the top four.
After winning their first five matches on spin, City looked as though they could romp away with it yet injuries to key players such as David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure have derailed them.
The Citizens suffered a 2-0 defeat at Stoke City at the weekend, their fourth loss in their last ten matches.
Still, in spite of their poor form, Paolo di Canio backs Manuel Pellegrini’s men ahead of the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United due to their strength in depth and consistency.
“I think City will win the title this season if they make a few changes to personnel,” the former striker said.
“Arsenal are the same as always, while Chelsea and Manchester United are struggling to score goals and stay up there. City remain the most consistent.”
Arsenal’s title ambitions have been seriously hampered by their increasing number of injuries, with trio Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin and Alexis Sanchez all currently ruled out of action.
The Gunners need to make a couple of additions in January, though this is against Arsene Wenger’s policy.
United boss Louis van Gaal is under pressure at Old Trafford due to his team’s dull style of play, with last weekend’s 0-0 draw with West Ham United illustrating the lack of creative intentions.
While the Red Devils are solid defensively, a lack of goals could cost them while fellow reigning champions Chelsea already appear too far behind following a disastrous start to the season.
Many questions have been raised regarding Leicester’s durability, yet with no team really stepping up this season, the Foxes are now being considered genuine challengers for the title.