Former Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires has stated that the Gunners deserve to be champions this year due to the manner of their performances.
The North London club have improved domestically over the last six weeks and have taken their place in the top four once more.
Ahead of today’s crunch clash against Liverpool, the North London side still have an outside chance of catching pacesetters Chelsea in the remaining eight games of the season.
Pires, who was a fans favourite at Arsenal, has stated that Arsene Wenger’s men deserve to finish on top of the pile this term for their attacking brand of football.
“In my opinion, this year, Arsenal deserved to be champion, and they won’t be far away,” the Mirror quote the Frenchman as saying.
“[But] I think, once more, there will be some little regrets at the end of the season.”
Arsenal have been guilty of dropping points in games against fellow title chasers and look set to narrowly miss out on top spot once more.
The Gunners also let themselves down in the Champions League, with Monaco eliminating them in the round of 16 after winning 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium.