Former Premier League icon, Jamie Carragher, has given Arsenal a tip to win the title. Carragher believes that the defensive strength of Arsenal can help them in the race for glory.
Arsenal destroyed Liverpool 3-1 recently at the Emirates Stadium. This victory has paved way for a more exciting Premier League title race over the past few years. Arsenal now sit third in the Premier League table with 49 points from 23 games, level with Man City, who have played 22 times. Liverpool are top with 51 points from 23 games.
Carragher, speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football programme, admits he was mesmerized by the Gunners’ defence against Jurgen Klopp’s side. He believes that Arsenal may have a “slim chance” now to lift the title. He said,
“They were better than Liverpool in all areas but the big thing that stood out for me was how strong they were defensively. I never felt at any point in that game that Liverpool looked threatening or that a goal was coming. Liverpool got a fortunate goal, we know that.
I said after the game that the result was better for Manchester City than Arsenal but Arsenal do have a slim chance of winning the title. That chance comes from how good they are defensively.”
Liverpool have been one of the most dominant attacking sides in the league so far this season. However, Liverpool’s expected-goals total against Arsenal was just 0.37, their lowest figure of the Premier League season so far. Earlier, it was 0.48 by City against Arsenal in a 1-0 loss at Emirates Stadium. If Arteta’s side can keep up the good work and become a fortress, their chances of claiming first league title since 2004 can be a dream come true.
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