Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song believes that the Gunners have the right ingredients to be successful this season, if they can keep their key players fully fit for the large majority of the campaign.

Song became a key component of Arsene Wenger's midfield during eight seasons in North London, before being lured away from the Emirates by Barcelona in 2012.

The Cameroon international has revealed that he still has a strong affection for the Gunners and has enjoyed their fine start in the Premier League, watching every game on their march to the top of the table.

He told BBC Sport: "When I left Arsenal two years ago I know they had very good players and every season there was just one thing missing.

"I think this year with the players that have come in, I think they have started very well. They are strong in the league and I’ve watched every game.

"I hope this season they will do very well, hopefully they don’t get any players injured because when key players are injured it becomes very difficult for them.

"But this season hopefully, they will win the league, for me I would love to see them win something."

The 26-year-old made more than 200 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions after proving his worth in a holding midfield role, while providing a consistent supply line for Robin van Persie before both players decided to leave in search of silverware last year.

Despite waxing lyrical about his passion for all things Arsenal the defensive midfielder has poured scorn on any chance of a reunion with Wenger in the near future, insisting that he remains committed to fighting for a regular starting spot at Barcelona.

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