He told Lord Ping: “Right now, Arsenal are first in the league so I would say they are genuine title contenders.
“They have improved over the last few seasons, but they still need to improve against the top teams. They need to learn to convincingly beat top teams.
“We're seeing things in this Arsenal squad that we haven't seen before.
"Maturity, character and personality and so for them to be able to beat the best teams in the division is the last stop for Arsenal."