Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti claims Arsenal can win the Premier League title this season, but believes Manchester City are 'the most complete team' in the division.
Speaking to Gazzetta World, Ancelotti has praised Arsene Wenger for changing the Gunners' system, suggesting that Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez are now key components to the cause in north London.
City and Arsenal currently occupy the top two places in England's elite division and Ancelotti certainly recognises the aforementioned clubs as the standout contenders.
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The former Real Madrid man stated: “Manchester City are the most complete team in the Premier League, but occasionally they switch off,” he continued. “They are not 100 percent reliable.
“I’d watch out for Arsenal. Arsene Wenger did well to change their system, so he waits and counters to get the best out of the pace of Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez.”
The dynamic at the Emirates appears to be changing; Wenger's side finally appear to have a core strong enough to secure league success. The arrival of Petr Cech this past summer has certainly helped Arsenal come to prominence, but there's still a long way to go.
City will understandably remain favourites, of course; Manuel Pellegrini's side have been there and done it before, but they have their problems.
It's crucial for the Citizens that they manage to get the duo of Sergio Aguero and David Silva back out on the pitch sooner rather than later. The quartet of Aguero, Silva, Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne appear to be one of the most formidable attacks in world football, but they're yet to have a run of games together.
With Chelsea enduring a nightmare season and Manchester United seemingly still in a phase of transition, it could be quite the battle between City and Arsenal.
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