Man Utd legend Patrice Evra has warned Arsenal that they will need to sign players in January if they want to challenge for the title this season.
The Gunners recruited well in the summer as they spent big to add Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Fabio Vieira to their squad.
This is while William Saliba has been as good as a new signing. The centre-back has returned to the club following a sensational loan spell with Marseille.
Arsenal‘s inexperience was exposed at the end of last season as they narrowly missed out on a spot in the Champions League.
They are doing all they can to put that right this season as they have enjoyed a fantastic start to the 2022/23 campaign.
Mikel Arteta’s side have won nine of their first ten Premier League games to sit four points clear of Man City at the top of the table.
The Londoners are also faring well in Europe as they have won their first four games to move clear of their rivals in Group A.
Man City are still expected to end the campaign as Premier League winners, though. Their loss to Liverpool over the weekend was their first of the new season.
Pep Guardiola has the benefit of having a much stronger squad to choose from at City compared to Arsenal.
Evra is of the belief that Arsenal’s lack of depth will catch up will end up catching up with them.
“The league isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon,” Evra told Amazon Prime.
“My worry is that they don’t have the bench. I hope, in January, they are going to buy more players. If you want to challenge for the league.”
Club legend Thierry Henry has recently highlighted a similar concern: “I worry about the Europa League because of the depth of the team.
“I think the starting XI is good enough, but this is a long season, so it might be a bit much for them.”
Michael Owen has also waded in on the Premier League title race. He does not think that Arsenal are a “flash in the pan” but they will fall short.
“When you watch their performances, they’ve actually played really well. So I don’t think Arsenal are a flash in the pan at all. I think they’ll sustain it. I think they’ll have a good season.
“But I think Manchester City are different class to anyone at the moment. I think they’ve had a great start to the season.
“Obviously, they lost to Liverpool the other day, but they look so good in so many games. So I still think Manchester City will win the league, but I think Arsenal are here to stay.”
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