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Villa's Young thinks Arsenal are genuine contenders

Aston Villa's Ashley Young believes this weeks opponents, Arsenal, are capable of winning the title.

Although the Gunners have had some mixed results so far this season, Young think they have the right balance to clinch the Premier League trophy.

"Arsenal have a great squad. If you look at the table it's no surprise they're up there challenging for the league crown again because they've got world-class players all over the pitch," Young said.

"Arsene Wenger seems to buy some absolute gems. Emmanuel Adebayor, Robin van Persie and Cesc Fabregas in particular have tremendous quality and flair.

"But, if you look at the squad, they've got a great mix of youth and experience.

"Their defence is particularly solid, with young lads in Kolo Toure, Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna and the experienced captain William Gallas and Mikael Silvestre forming the backbone.

"They are a tremendous side. They pass and move magnificently and they've got flair throughout the side. They've got everything."

Andrew Slevison
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