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Ian Wright insists Arsenal 'have a good chance' of winning the league

Ian Wright insists Arsenal ‘have a very good chance’ of winning the Premier League if Saka, Odegaard and Partey avoid injuries… but the Gunners legend admits it will be ‘tough’ to keep them all fit

  • Arsenal legend Ian Wright is backing his former club to win the Premier League
  • The Gunners currently have an eight-point lead over favourites Manchester City
  • The former striker knows it’s vital for Arsenal to keep their key players fully fit

Arsenal legend Ian Wright is backing his former club to win the Premier League, if they can keep three key players fit for the rest of the season.

Mikel Arteta’s Gunners are currently sitting top of the league table with a staggering eight-point lead over favourites Manchester City – despite being held to a 0-0 draw with Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium.

The issue for Arsenal being their lack of depth with injurie to both Gabriel Jesus and Emile Smith-Rowe, which could prove costly down the stretch with Pep Guardiola’s City no doubt expected to provide an intense chase.

Former striker Ian Wright is backing Arsenal to win the title, if they keep three players fit

Wright believes if Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka and Thomas Partey stay fit, they can win

Former striker Wright is remaining confident, although he has admitted how vital it will be for the Gunners to keep Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard and Thomas Partey fully fit – especially given Saka and captain Odegaard are leading the scoring ranks, both on seven goals.

‘I keep saying it’s just about enjoying the moment,’ the pundit said on The Kelly and Wrighty show before Arsenal’s draw with Newcastle. 

‘The players are clearly dialled in to what they’re doing but it’s going to be tough.

Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard has been instrumental this season, with seven league goals

‘We know how good Manchester City are and they’re probably the only team who could take a couple of injuries to key players and still win the league.

‘Arsenal fans know this is a very special time, it feels good and they’re answering every question right now. 

‘But if there are a couple of injuries it could be a different story.

‘There’s still a chance Arsenal will try and sign a couple of players in January. 

‘But when you look at the team this season, Saka’s done it, Partey’s done it, Odegaard has done it.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta (pictured) is eyeing reinforcements during the transfer window

‘Those are the ones, if Partey, Odegaard and Saka stay fit – which is going to be very tough – then I think Arsenal have got a very good chance of winning the league.’

Arsenal boss Arteta is eyeing reinforcements during the January transfer window to boost their chances of winning the league title.

The Gunners are edging closer to completing a £62million move Shakhtar Donestk winger Mykhailo Mudryk.

They are also chasing down the signature of Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix on loan, but face competition from Premier League rivals Manchester United. 




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