Arsenal Are Title Contenders According To Mancini by AH
Arsenal face Manchester City this Sunday at the Etihad stadium.
According to Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, Arsenal are title contenders despite the loss of last season’s key men – Robin Van Persie to City rivals Manchester United and Alex Song to Barcelona.
Mancini told SkySports: “Arsenal can compete for the title this season, they are better than last season, even if they lost some good players. Maybe, because of that, there is less pressure on them this season. They lost Van Persie and Song, but the players they have brought in have experience and quality.”
Arsenal’s summer signing Lukas Podolski has already become a fan favourite at the Emirates and with 3 goals in the last 5 games and the expeienced German international is helping the fans forget about the Dutchman.
Arsenal will be hoping to keep up their impressive run of form, with no losses in the last 9 games for the Gunners. Arsenal will face a Manchester City side that will be low on spirits, fitness and confidence after their 3-2 loss to Spanish Champions Real Madrid. The Manchester side were unlucky not to win in Spain and this will definitely be the toughest test for Arsenal so far this season.
Arsenal will have to play to their full strength to gain all 3 points but for the first time in a few years I am quietly confident of getting something at the Etihad. I think the final outcome will be a well fought draw for the new look Arsenal team.