Andrei Arshavin says six teams will be challening for this season’s Premier League title but suggests that Arsenal are ‘outsiders’ along with Spurs and Liverpool
Speaking to Sport Express, Arshavin said, “The season will be very difficult. I think that just six teams will challenge for the top spot.
“Another thing is that I would have divided them. The first three, Man United, Manchester City and Chelsea, the second – ourselves, Tottenham and Liverpool.”
And following on from Marouane Chamakh’s claims yesterday over the futures of Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas, Arshavin says the ongoing sagas make an assessment of the Gunners chances difficult.
“The policy of our club is the same, but to say anything specific is difficult, not least from the fact that two leading players, Cesc and Samir, have not decided their future.
“The loss of any either one of them is enormous, and we naturally want to see Cesc and Samir play with us in the future”.
The Russian, welcomed the signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and hoped for further additions to the squad. He also dismissed any talk of a move to mega-wealthy FC Anzhi – who are rumoured to be signing Samuel Eto’o and paying him €20m a season – suggesting rumours were the work of ‘fantasy writers on the internet’.
“The situation is completely virtual. The main thing is to win any title with Arsenal”.