Arsenal are certainly in the title race despite trailing Liverpool by five points. The Gunners started the season in good shape but hit a roadblock at the end of December, culminating in three consecutive defeats. But the Gunners bounced back after spending the winter break in Dubai and looked good following the 5-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace at the Emirates on Saturday.
Despite the impressive scoreline, Arsenal were far from scintillating and had closed the gap to just two points off Liverpool. But the Reds have responded with a commanding 4-0 victory over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
With Liverpool taking their host to the cleaners without talisman Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander Arnold, Arsenal legend Ian Wright shared his prediction for the Premier League title race, acknowledging that it is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in recent memory.
Currently, only eight points separate the top five teams. Manchester City, having won their last three matches, is a formidable force, sitting second with a game in hand. Liverpool’s exceptional performance against Bournemouth, with Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota each scoring twice in the second half, left an impression.
Speaking on Wrighty’s House, Ian Wright expressed that Liverpool’s convincing victory positions them as strong contenders for the title.
“Liverpool have trod these boards before. They know what to do,” said Wright. “And no Trent, no Salah. And I thought that Bournemouth game was going to be a tough one. But can I just say, Darwin Nunez, whatever anyone says, 10 goals, 10 assists, he’s starting to do stuff.”
Wright praised Liverpool’s defensive solidity with Konate and Virgil at the back and highlighted the promising performance of Bradley in midfield. Despite the competition, Wright expressed a strong inclination toward Liverpool’s chances in the title race.
“People can say whatever they want about how many chances he misses. But Konate and Virgil at the back, solid. I think Bradley will come in and it looks like he’s going to be solid for the time-being for what he’s doing.