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Arsenal won't win title, says Leboeuf

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Former-Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf says that Arsenal will not win the Premier League this season, according to metro.co.uk.

Leboeuf, who played over 200 times for Chelsea as well as in the France team that won the 1998 World Cup final, dismissed both the Gunners' and Liverpool's chances of winning the title this time round, saying that the Premier League is a two-horse race between his former club and Manchester City, suggesting that Manchester United had lost too much ground already.

The Frenchman, now working as an analyst for ESPNFC, said: "I’m sure I can trust Arsene that Arsenal won’t be too far away, for so long they have not been competition winners. I don’t see them staying like that but I don’t see them winning it [the Premier League].

"It is also too soon for Liverpool this season. Manchester United will react and come back but I see a big duel between Chelsea and Manchester City for the title."

Speaking ahead of Chelsea's crucial Champions League showdown with Schalke 04 tonight, Leboeuf stated that Jose Mourinho's men did not necessarily have to win in Gelsenkirchen - but could not afford another loss, having already slipped up to FC Basel. 

"Tonight is not a must-win, but it’s a must-not-lose for Jose", he stated.

"After losing to Basle they cannot afford to lose again. I think losing that first match showed Jose it will not be that easy to win the Champions League. They know they have to fight hard now."

Since the loss to the Swiss side at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are unbeaten in six games in all competitions going into tonight's clash with Schalke.

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