Sergio Aguero makes bold Arsenal claim ahead of Premier League opener with Crystal Palace

Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero is feeling confident about Arsenal ahead of the new Premier League season.

Sergio Aguero has made a bold claim over Arsenal’s chances this season.

It has been a busy summer for the Gunners, who missed out on a top four finish by a whisker last season after a late wobble.

Mikel Arteta has been backed significantly in the summer window, with Arsenal spending well over £100million to improve their squad.

Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko and others have been snapped up, and the Gunners might not be done just yet.

It has been an exciting summer, and there is renewed belief around Arsenal heading into their season opener against Crystal Palace on Friday night.

So much so that serial title winner and former Manchester City star Sergio Aguero is backing the Gunners to be one of the title contenders.

“Arsenal are dark horses for the title after their transfer business, but Man City and Liverpool are clearly favourites,” he told Stake.com.

“As always, I believe that the Premier League will show this season that it is beginning to be one of the most competitive leagues in the world.

“And in this sense, my candidates are Manchester City, which I think can repeat, Liverpool, Chelsea and I add Arsenal, which has strengthened very well and has had great games in the pre-season.

“City’s advantage is that it already has a team that knows what to do on the field and has added variants such as Haaland and Julian Alvarez.

“It is true that they must adapt but Pep has already said that great players do not need time to adapt. City have lost Sterling, although Liverpool – who will be in the fight – have lost Mane but have brought in Darwin Nunez.

“Everything will be very even, as it has been happening, but we will have to be attentive to Arsenal’s performance, which has put together a great project with the help of Arteta and I think that this year they will give people something to talk about.”

Those are big expectations for Arsenal to live up to.