He told the Daily Mail: "I wouldn't write off Liverpool or Arsenal. Arsenal had a good start last season and that carried right through until they had injuries. It's been understated what Arsenal did last season because they got injuries at a bad time. In February they lost most of their midfield. Who is to say it wouldn't have been closer if Arsene had kept his players fit?

"I think I read that the debt of the stadium is causing them a problem."