Ex-Blue reveals why Arsenal will bottle it this season

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Chelsea’s London rivals Arsenal, are currently top of the Premier League table after 7 round of matches.

Arsenal have dropped points only once this season, losing 3-1 to Manchester United but have won their other games.

However, despite their fine start to the season, former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf believes that Arsenal will bottle it this season.

“Arsenal are great and I want to give them all the credit they deserve,” Leboeuf told ESPN FC.

“They can try to follow Manchester City, but I don’t think they can win the title because City are superior.”

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer was also left impressed by Arsenal’s 3-0 performance against Brentford.

He said: “The Gunners’ win at Brentford epitomised their progress under Mikel Arteta, because we all remember what happened in this fixture on the opening weekend of last season – when the Bees didn’t just beat them, they bullied them.

“Everything was different about Arsenal this time – in attack and defence, plus the way they controlled the game, and with their attitude and intensity. They ran out comfortable winners.”

Shearer hailed Arsenal’s start to the season, but revealed his shock at the start Chelsea and Liverpool have made.

“It’s not time to talk about them as title contenders yet, but people now know that this is a different Arsenal to the team we saw just 13 months ago,” Shearer added.

“It’s been a strange start to this campaign by some of the big clubs, with Liverpool being nowhere near the levels we know they can be. Chelsea have been the same, and they have had more upheaval after their change of manager.”