The Gunners have not been crowned champions of England since the 2003-04 campaign – where they went the whole season unbeaten – but did show signs of mounting a challenge towards the end of last season as they put together an impressive eight-game winning streak at one point to eventually finish third in the table.
This summer has seen the north London outfit not only retain their best players but also add a world-class goalkeeper to the squad as Petr Cech completed his move across the city from Stamford Bridge to further enhance the belief around the Emirates Stadium that they can end their 12-year wait for another league title.
Carragher, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports, revealed in his first column of the new season that he thinks the Gunners can go all the way tis year after seeing them defeat the Blues in the Community Shield showdown last weekend:
“The last few years, at certain times, Arsenal have shown championship form over 10-12 games – like at the end of last season – but have very rarely been able to put it together over a 38-game season,” the Kop hero explained.
“A lot of that has been down to injuries, they have a shocking record over the last few years, with so many players out, and you think ‘where would they have been had they been fit?’ But I think they could be Chelsea’s biggest challengers for the title this season,” Carragher added.
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