ARSENAL have no chance of winning the Premier League title this season.
That’s according to former Liverpool striker Michael Owen.
The Gunners are in a season of transition under Unai Emery, who replaced long-serving boss Arsene Wenger during the summer.
The Spaniard has been tasked with returning Arsenal to the Champions League after a disappointing couple of seasons.
But despite the low expectations, the north London side have started the season in spectacular form and last weekend’s draw at Crystal Palace ended a run of 11 straight wins.
“There’s not one player in their team that gets in the Liverpool team.”
BT Sport pundit Michael Owen
Arsenal’s form has led to suggestions they could be dark horses to win the title.
However, Owen has dismissed the claims, suggesting their squad is not capable of competing with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.
“If I was an Arsenal fan I’d be absolutely buzzing with where we’re heading at the moment,” he told BT Sport.
“However, they dropped that far behind they were coming sixth in the league and having really average seasons in the last few seasons.
“So I’d be delighted that there’s progress but hang on a minute – there’s no title challenge or anything else like that this season, don’t worry about that.
“You look at that team, there’s not one player in their team that gets in the Liverpool team or the Man City team.
“So they’ve got a long way to go.
“The signs are great at the moment but I think they’ll find today that this is a proper team that they’re against.
“They’ve beaten a lot of the more average teams in the Premier League but it’s a big test now.”
Owen was discussing the title race alongside Chris Sutton, who agreed with his colleague.
He added: “I think most Arsenal fans are aware of what’s going on.
“I think they are certainly growing as a team, I think they’re growing in belief.
“But I don’t think there are Arsenal fans thinking they’re going to win the title.”