Paul Scholes laughs off Arsenal's title bid

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Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes believes Arsenal will soon run out of steam and has backed David Moyes' side to win the Premier League.

Arsenal have started the current campaign in terrific form - winning 10 of their opening 13 Premier League games.

The north London side, who are currently four points ahead of second-placed Chelsea, are looking to win their first Premier League title since 2004 and end their eight-year wait for a trophy.

Arsene Wenger's side go into the festive batch of Premier League fixtures, however Scholes has called their lead over Manchester United 'nothing'.

Scholes, speaking to Sportsmail, said on this season's title race: "Arsenal are obviously stronger than they’ve been in the past seven, eight years.

"I don’t think they’ve had a start like this or a lead like this. Whether they can sustain that I’m really not too sure.

"It’s early days, nine points is nothing at this stage. Once you get to January time that’s the time we get going and if we can stay in and around it I think we’ll have a great chance of winning the league."

Scholes' former teammates David Beckham and Phil Neville share the same view as the 39-year-old.

Beckham said he hoped the Red Devils could beat Arsenal to the Premier League title and Manchester United coach Neville said he was certain his side could close the nine-point gap.

Scholes' former side will be hoping to close the gap later on tonight, as the Premier League champions host Everton at Old Trafford.

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