Former Arsenal star rates club's Premier League title chances

The Gunners have lost both of their opening Premier League fixtures

Arsenal had a very busy summer as Unai Emery was appointed as the new manager of the club after Arsene Wenger decided to leave the club after 22 years. The Spaniard signed a three-year deal worth £15 million.

He was given the charge with the task of rebuilding the squad and returning the club to the European elite while challenging for other major honours, after they finished sixt in the Premier League last season resulting in missing the Champions League this season.

The Gunners have made 5 new additions this summer: Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria, Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient, Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen, Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund and Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus.

However, the Premier League giants haven’t got off to a great start as they have begun life under the Spaniard with back-to-back defeats in the Premier League against their big rivals Chelsea and Manchester City.

Former Arsenal star Ashley Cole believes the club will need some time as the player’s will have to gel with each other and play as Emery wants them to.

‘I used to watch the games with [Wenger] in the long jacket and you don’t see that no more,’ Cole told as quoted by Metro.

‘But times change, people move on, and I think it was his time to go. And obviously they’ve brought in a new manager with new ideas and a new philosophy.

‘I think it might take a little bit of time, he has to gel the players together, he’s got a few new players.

‘To put his philosophy across and how he wants to play, I don’t think it’s going to happen straight away.’

The London outfit will next face West Ham United on Saturday as they ae still waiting for their first Premier League points.

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