Former West Ham United, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has backed Arsenal as the favourites for the Premier League title next season.
Manchester City and Manchester United have spent big thus far in the summer window, while reigning champions Chelsea have given a confident message of intent in engaging in the opposite transfer activity to their rivals.
But Arsenal cannot be ruled out of the title race – at least that’s what Redknapp reckons:
“It’s going to be tight this year but I’ve got a feeling for Arsenal,” he told talkSPORT.
“I’d rather see Tottenham! But I’ve just got a feeling Arsenal might come strong this year, if Arsene [Wenger] keeps his players fit, people like [Jack] Wilshere and [Theo] Walcott.
“Last year they weren’t far away and had lots of injures and lost key players. This year they could go close.”
Arsene Wenger clinched the signature of Petr Cech last month, but the possibility of the French manager luring a major superstar to the Emirates Stadium – as he has done over the past two summers in Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez – still very much remains.
Karim Benzema is said to be a top target for Arsenal, and we wouldn’t rule out a shock deadline day move for the Gunners.