Former Arsenal boss George Graham does not see Arsenal as title contenders this season. The Gunners currently sit top of the Premier League table after four games but their former manager still thinks the squad is too thin to challenge for honours.
The club broke their transfer record to sign Real Madrid star Mesut Özil on transfer deadline day and have lost only once in 16 games, winning their last five. The 3-1 victory Sunderland propelled them to the top of the league
Despite the arrivals of Özil. Viviano, Flamini and Sanogo, Graham thinks the Arsenal squad is too small to make a real challenge and is surprised the club didn’t sign another striker.
“I’m surprised Arsenal didn’t get a couple more players in, especially a top-class striker with the money they supposedly had to spend in the summer.”
“They need a centre-forward. IF you are going to win it, you need a centre-forward that is going to get you 20 league goals, not 20 cup goals.”
Olivier Giroud has scored in each of Arsenal four league games as well as the Champions League and is proving to be an important member of the squad. Should he continue with his early season, then 20 goals will be a minimum for the Frenchman.