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Shearer reserving judgment on Arsenal - 'Too often they falter'

Alan Shearer is still unsure as to whether Arsenal will be able to mount a genuine bid for the Premier League title this season.

Arsenal claimed a stunning 3-0 victory over rivals Chelsea on the weekend and the fine performance has given the Gunners' fans a sense of optimism that they can finally push seriously for the title in 2016/17.

Impressive as Arsenal's performance was, ex-Newcastle United striker Shearer is not getting carried away by Arsene Wenger's side and has stated that he will be reserving judgment regarding the North London side's title chances till the latter stages of the season.

Shearer wrote in his column for The Sun: “Wenger says he has a 'team of men ready to compete,' one with 'style and steel' one which plays with 'movement, technical quality and pace' and he says there is still room for improvement.

“Well if this is the case and he does not challenge for the title then he has to look at himself. If they cannot produce consistently high performances he is not managing them correctly.

“They seem to have it all and in Alexis Sanchez down the middle a real fulcrum, a real player to look to like they had in Thierry Henry.

“See Theo Walcott play like he did and you wonder why we are still waiting for potential to be fulfilled at the age of 27.

“You have to reserve judgement on Arsenal because too often they falter.

“Too many have been made to look daft by being carried away by days like Saturday.

“It is for Wenger to prove the doubters wrong. As he has made very clear, he has the team with the ability to do it."

Sarad Bade Shrestha
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