Freddie Ljungberg backs Arsenal to win Premier League title

Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Leicester City on February 14, 2016
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Freddie Ljungberg believes that Arsenal can launch a serious challenge for the Premier League title this season.

Former Arsenal winger Freddie Ljungberg has claimed that Arsene Wenger could guide the team to the Premier League title for the first time since 2004 this season.

Since losing to Liverpool on the opening day of the campaign, Arsenal have drawn with Leicester City and secured wins over Watford, Southampton and Hull City.

The North London outfit have been criticised in the past for their lack of transfer spending, but they parted with £88m in the summer to sign Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez.

"He's shown he's a great manager and I think he's been restricted a bit on the financial side in the past," Ljungberg told Sky Sports News. "They were second last year and this year hopefully we can win it.

"I think some people wanted some signings in the summer but everyone knows English clubs have a lot of money at the moment and if you ask for a player they raise the prices. He managed to get the players in the end."

Arsenal's next game is against Chelsea at the Emirates on Saturday.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gives the thumbs up during his side's 2-1 victory over Manchester City on December 21, 2015
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