Reports are out claiming that former Arsenal striker Alan Smith has dismissed their chances of being a title challenger this season.
Premier League leaders Chelsea are 13 points ahead of Arsenal.
Smith told talkSPORT: “I can see them having a good run, they have done it in years gone by, but I can’t see them getting the kind of results that give them that proper belief that they are title challengers.
“I think they are a better team going forward now, without question, but you look back to their defensive weaknesses and think of the Anderlecht game, the Swansea game, the Man United game and have they erased it from their game?
“We will have to see when they come up against better opposition in the months to come. I don’t see them as a title-challenging team.
“They will finish in the top four, no danger. I think them and Manchester United will be vying for those third and fourth places, but I cannot see them getting to the level of Chelsea.”