Arsene Wenger reveals his expectations for Arsenal’s Premier League season

Ex-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has tipped his old team to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League this term.

The Gunners were Champions League regulars under the 22-year tutelage of their legendary French manager but have failed to qualify for the tournament since Wenger’s departure back in 2018.

However, off the back of a fine start to the 2022/23 campaign which has seen Mikel Arteta’s men pick up 15 of a possible 18 points so far, Wenger is now backing his former employers to not only secure a return to Europe’s premier club competition but also possibly mount a title challenge as they look to secure a first league crown since the famous Invincibles season in 2004.

“I would say they are moving in the right direction,” the 72-year-old was quoted saying by The Mirror.

“I honestly think there is no weak position in the team… they are young, promising players and they have bought well this year.

“There is no completely dominating team this season and Arsenal has a chance with the potential that is there.

“We used to be in the top four and why not again? You cannot even rule out the fact that they can fight for the title and hopefully, they can do it.”

With their Europa League group-stage clash against PSV Eindhoven which was originally scheduled for Thursday postponed in the wake of Queen Elizabeth II’s death, Arsenal now have a 10-day window between last Thursday’s 2-1 win over Zurich and this weekend’s clash against Brentford as the North Londoners aim to bounce back from a 3-1 defeat to Manchester United in their most recent domestic encounter.

Boosted by the availability of Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey who has recently recovered from a thigh problem, the current Premier League leaders will fancy their chances of coming out on top against their opponents from West London.

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