Arsenal had a fun weekend as they stomped out a 5-1 win over West Ham United. However the Gunners won’t be too pleased with the assessment of one of their former players

Striker Ian Wright was one of the best players on Arsenal’s books in the 1990’s. He was their top goalscorer for six years between 1991 and 1997, and won the Premier League title with the Gunners in 1998-98.

However, the former Arsenal great doesn’t think his club has it in them to win the Premier League title this season. Instead he has backed, perhaps begrudgingly, their bitter London rivals Chelsea.

“No. I don’t think so especially after how Chelsea played. They seem to have the momentum at the moment,” he told BT Sport, according to Goal.

“I haven’t seen anything from Arsenal’s last three or four games to make me think they’re there yet.”

Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (C) vies with Chelsea's Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic (L) and Chelsea's Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic (R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 24, 2016.(Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil (C) vies with Chelsea’s Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic (L) and Chelsea’s Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic (R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 24, 2016.(Photo courtesy BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal have drawn two tough games against Tottenham and Manchester United, and enjoyed two convincing victories against Bournemouth and West Ham in their last four Premier League games. But it looks like that isn’t enough to convince Wright that they can go all the way.

The battle at the top is turning out to be an intriguing affair. Liverpool was the club everyone claimed were favourites just a few weeks ago, despite manager Jurgen Klopp trying to downplay these claims.

However Chelsea have surged past them, and the loss to Bournemouth this past week means the Reds have been overtaken by Arsenal at second place.

The Gunners were brutal in their dismantling of West Ham, but as far as results go, Chelsea took the cake this past weekend. Their 3-1 win over Manchester City was a huge statement of their credentials and title potential.

In face it was Arsenal themselves who awoke the beast within the Blues and Conte. The crushing 3-0 defeat to the Gunners in late September led to a complete reshuffling by the Italian manager, and Chelsea have not looked back since.

Arsenal visit Stamford Bridge on the fourth of February, and that could prove to be the match that proves just which one of the London giants is hungrier for the Premier League title.

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