Arsenal finished last season five points behind Premier League champions Manchester City. However, second place helped them return to the Champions League for the first time in 6 years.
Arsenal have had a perfect start to the new campaign with 10 points after their opening four Premier League matches but former coach Wenger believes that participating in the Champions League could cost his old team in the title race.
Wenger also feels that Kevin De Bruyne’s injury, combined with Ilkay Gundogan’s departure to Barcelona in the summer, could weaken Man City this season.
Specifically, Wenger shared: “I feel Arsenal have invested a lot of money in the past 4 years. They have invested a lot of money, but they are very good investments.
They are still a young, talented team. I think they learned from what happened to them last year.
At this time, Man City lost De Bruyne for a long time and Gundogan, a very important player. Therefore, Arsenal can take advantage of that.
However, Arsenal faces the Champions League, which could cause them to drop points.”
Tieu Lam | 16:14 September 14, 2023