SAN FRANCISCO, September 18, (THEWILL) – Former England goalkeeper, David James, has tipped Arsenal as favourites to win the Premier League this season.
The former Liverpool goalkeeper stated this while speaking with The Gary Newbon Sports Show on Punching TV, saying that the rejuvenated Arteta’s side can withstand the pressure and clinch the coveted trophy for the first time in 16 years.
James said: “I just think with Arsenal, what Arteta was doing, or trying to implement last season and they started doing, he’s had more time to get his team working well.
“They looked fantastic against Fulham, arguably you would expect them to win.
“I think Arteta’s got an opportunity with a gifted squad to go all the way. There’s no reason why they can’t do it, other than Manchester City and Liverpool reproducing the sort of form they’ve been doing over the last two years.”
James also disclosed that it won’t be easy for Liverpool to repeat the feat of winning the Premier League again.
He said: “As everyone knows, winning the league is not easy,’ he added.
‘Winning the league twice is very, very difficult. When Liverpool have had almost two perfect seasons, you wonder whether they can reproduce that.
“As a football follower I just like what Arteta’s doing and I think they’ve got the chance.”