EPL: Their squad better than others – Micah Richards predicts title winners
Former England defender Micah Richards has expressed his belief that Gabriel Jesus’ injury has dealt a significant blow to Arsenal’s chances of winning the Premier League. Jesus, the Brazilian forward, will be absent from the start of the season due to minor knee surgery he underwent last month.
Richards, in his assessment, sees this absence as a potential game-changer as Arsenal strives to end their 20-year drought for a league title. He acknowledges that Manchester City’s squad remains superior to that of other teams and predicts that City will clinch the Premier League title, even though he doesn’t expect them to replicate a treble-winning season.
Richards had been contemplating selecting Arsenal as title contenders due to the historical pattern of no team winning the Premier League four years in a row. However, he now believes that the absence of Gabriel Jesus at the beginning of the season will significantly hamper Arsenal’s chances. His statement highlights the importance of key players in the title race and suggests that Arsenal may struggle without the Brazilian forward in the early stages of the campaign.