Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal should not be left out of the Premier League title race this season.
Mikel Arteta’s side have had an impressive start to the new season with five wins from their first six games.
The Gunners also bolstered their squad with the signings of Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko, while Fabio Vieira also inked a £34m deal from Porto.
And Wenger believes Arsenal now have a shot at the title this season as he feels neither Manchester City nor Liverpool are “completely dominating”.
“I would say they are moving in the right direction,” Wenger told The Sun.
“I honestly think there’s no weak position in the team…they’re young, promising players and they’ve shopped well this year.
“There is no completely dominant team this season and Arsenal have a chance with the potential that is there.
“We used to be in the top four and why not again? You can’t even rule out that they can fight for the title and hope they do it.”
Wenger also reiterated his desire to distance himself from Arsenal to ease the pressure on Arteta and the players.
“I haven’t been there since 2018,” Wenger said.
“After 22 years as a manager I may have come to the end of the road and people wanted a change.
“The club has gone in a different direction and I can totally understand that. Sometimes you need a whole new staff and my presence there could have been a problem.
“So I stayed away completely to give the club a chance to reconnect with a new manager.
“That’s why I never spoke about Arsenal and never went back to the Emirates because I didn’t want a presence that might not be good for the club.
“But I still feel like my life is definitely connected to Arsenal so I support them now from my TV and I’m also very busy traveling the world for Fifa.”
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