The Gunners are now available at 20/1 to win the Premier League, but while the bookmakers are happy to write off Arsenal’s title chances at this early juncture, this Manchester United veteran is reluctant to do the same. Even if the Red Devils land a first victory at the Emirates on Saturday.
The Guardian reports that Ryan Giggs and his team-mates are approaching the match with caution, and that the Welshman still thinks that Arsenal have the quality to go on a winning run, even if they suffer another league defeat against the champions.
“I don’t think it’s a case of us going there and finishing off their title hopes, when you look at the quality players Arsenal have got,” said Giggs. “They have got a few players out at the moment but all four top teams, if they are there or thereabouts, are capable of going on a run. That is always the case.
“The four of us are going to have losses of form and not get the results that we want. Hopefully we’ve had our poor spell and we can kick on now and finish the season strongly. Remember, we’re also behind Chelsea and Liverpool, so we really can’t afford any more mistakes ourselves. We will go there and try to win. I don’t think we have won a game [away to the Arsenal] since they moved to the Emirates so it would be nice to do that.”
Victory for Manchester United on Saturday would almost certainly leave Arsenal nine points off the pace, something that they would not have envisaged when you look at the teams that they have played in their opening twelve fixtures. Just how many horses are in this title race? Many would suggest no more than three after the past fortnight.