“Arsenal will be similar to the last decade”: Michael Owen names title favouritesPublished December 21, 2016
Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool will battle it out to win the Premier League this season, according to BT Sport pundit Michael Owen, with Arsenal fans set to endure another year of disappointment as they aim to end a 13-year wait since they last lifted the trophy.
As it stands, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea hold a commanding six-point lead over closest challengers Liverpool, with Pep Guardiola’s City a further point behind in third.
And asked by the Warrington Guardian as to who would eventually win the title, the ex-Liverpool and Manchester United striker suggested that he had a feeling before the campaign started that it would be heading to the north west.
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“At the start of the season I thought Man City probably had the best players and after 10 games I thought it was coming to the north west – Man United, Liverpool and Man City were all looking strong,” he said.
“Man United had a bit of a dip and so did Man City, with Chelsea all of a sudden starting to do very well.”
With Manchester United and Arsenal way off the pace after momentary blips over the past few months, the 37-year-old suggested that one of the three current frontrunners would win it- but sat on the fence as to who exactly.
“As we stand I think it is going to be Man City, Chelsea or Liverpool,” he added.
“I think Man United are too far away potentially to win it and think Arsenal will be similar to what they have been in the last decade.”