Ian Wright explains why ‘ruthless’ Arsenal will win the Premier League title | Football

Ian Wright is backing his beloved Arsenal to win the Premier League (Photo: Getty)

Ian Wright is confident that Arsenal will win the Premier League title because of their new signings and the lessons learned from last season.

With 10 games to, Arsenal lead the title race on 64 points, level with Liverpool but ahead on goal difference, with Manchester City a point behind.

At this stage last year, the Gunners looked set to win their first league title for 20 years but their challenge fell apart, winning just four of their final 10 fixtures.

But in 2024, they have won all eight of their league games by a combined score of 33-4, though up next they travel to the Etihad for what could be the title deciding game against City.

Like many others, Wright believes the game is a must-win but says he is not concerned that his former side will suffer a late collapse like last season.

‘I think what’s changed is David Raya, Declan Rice, Kai Havertz – three signings that have made a massive difference to what is going on,’ the former striker said on Sky Sports.

‘Mentality as well… the players will get something from what happened last season. Now they’re more ruthless, they know exactly what they’ve got at this stage of the season.

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Kai Havertz is in sensational form right now (Photo: Getty)

‘I’m happy that at the moment it looks like they’re on track.’

He later added: ‘Of course I’m going Arsenal! With what happened last season, they know what they need to do. They’re in great form, all the players are fit now.

‘I’m not gonna sit here and say, “Oh I hope…’. That’s not what the players want to hear. They are very focused, a tightly-bonded team with a manager whose ambitious and very focused on what he wants to do.’

Havertz scored the late winner against Brentford last Saturday that sent Arsenal top of the table, and now has four goals and two assists in his last four games.

Many were stunned when Mikel Arteta signed the forward from Chelsea for £65million last summer, but Wright is delighted with how he has turned out for the Gunners.

‘Just look at what he’s done. He’s doing the same things as before, obviously he wasn’t scoring at the same rate as he is now,’ he added.

‘He’s a big game player, he’s our main focal point, he can do everything.’

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