Heurelho Gomes dismisses Arsenal's Premier League title chances after watching Watford dump Gunners out of FA Cup

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Arsene Wenger's men are eight points adrift of the league leaders Leicester City.

After watching Watford dump Arsenal out of the FA Cup, Heurelho Gomes has claimed that the Gunners do not look like Premier League title contenders, The Sun reports.

Arsene Wenger's men have been in the title race for most of the campaign, but have found their challenge come somewhat unstuck in recent weeks. They have not won any of their last three league games, and their only win in their last seven in all competitions came against Championship side Hull City.

And after watching from the bench as Quique Sanchez Flores' men booked their place in the last four of the cup with a 2-1 win, Gomes suggested that he does not believe that Arsenal have what it takes to win the league. 

"It is the best time to play Arsenal and we came to the match very confident," he told The Sun.

"When you see Arsenal playing against big teams, they look like a small team. They don't look like winning a title soon."

"We knew once we had the ball we'd be able to pass it around since Arsenal gives you too much space.

"They are not strong defensively."

The Brazilian's assessment is likely to please fans of his former club Tottenham. Mauricio Pochettino's side are second in the table, six points clear of their North London rivals, but know that that gap could be halved as Arsenal still have a game in hand.

And while the Spurs boss is likely to insist that they should just concentrate on their own results, rather than worry about how Arsenal or league leaders Leicester are getting on, he will be hoping that Gomes' assessment is accurate as it will be much easier for them to win the league crown if they are only battling with one other side during the final games of the season.

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