LAUREN QUESTIONS GUNNERS LEAGUE TITLE CREDENTIALS
LONDON- Arsenal legend Lauren believes there are three major factors that are likely to prevent the club from challenging for the Premier League title this term.
The Gunners have overcome an earlyseason wobble after winning six of their last seven matches in all competitions to lift them to within six points of the top-flight summit.
However, Lauren - who was part of the Gunners’ ’Invincibles’ side who went the entire 2003/04 Premier League season unbeaten - does not rate his former club as title contenders this term, primarily due to three key factors.
“The first is that he [Wenger] doesn’t have those seven or eight players who are fighting for him,” he told Mirror Football.
“The second factor is that there are so many teams looking to win the league - five or six of them.
“And the third factor is that – with all my respect – we miss something in the dressing room. We miss something that drives teams to win and challenge for the Premier League – some leadership from inside.
“Nowadays, people are not fighting for the solution, they are not fighting for the flag, fighting for the whole insti- tution. I’m talking about people in general, not just Arsenal. People are more selfish and looking more for individual success, rather than for the whole club.”
Arsenal legend Lauren questions Arsenal’s 2017/18 Premier League title credentials.