Bacary Sagna, a former Manchester City and Arsenal player, believes Arsenal is the only team capable of challenging Manchester City for the Premier League title.
Arsenal has had a fantastic start to the season, winning five of their last six games. Manchester United recently defeated them in their only defeat.
The Gunners are currently the league leaders with 15 points. Manchester City, the defending champions and strong favourites, are second with 12 points. Liverpool is currently seventh, but they cannot be ruled out just yet.
He believes Mane’s departure has left Liverpool vulnerable and unable to mount a proper challenge.
“I feel Arsenal can be the main competition to Man City for the Premier League title, who of course remain the very strong favourites.
“I don’t see any other team that can challenge them. Of course you can’t totally rule out Liverpool, but they have lost Sadio Mane and don’t look the same without him.”
“Mane and Mohamed Salah complemented each other so well and were so consistent, I’m not sure Liverpool will be feared in quite the same way this season.”
“I think teams are just playing the way they want to play rather than just working defensively to stop Mane and Salah. Having already dropped points it’ll be difficult for Liverpool to catch up.”
“With Arsenal having made a great start it feels like they could be the main contenders to compete with this incredible Manchester City side for the Premier League title.”