Recently retired Robin van Persie thinks Arsenal have a chance next season, but thinks Liverpool are the team to look out for.
The legendary Dutch forward scored 132 goals for the Gunners, but left them to win the title with Manchester United in 2012 – scoring 30 goals in his debut campaign.
According to RVP, Manchester City’s dominance will end when Pep Guardiola leaves – which will likely allow Liverpool to take their place as the country’s best side.
“Of course they can, yes, because they’re close already, they’ve been close for so many years,” he said, reported in the Express, when asked if Arsenal can win the title.
“It goes in periods. Now you have Manchester City, who are doing unbelievable. To win back-to-back titles is very special – that shows, really, that you’re a proper team.
“But it goes in phases. Maybe (City manager) Pep Guardiola will leave next year and that does something to a club. Maybe Liverpool will take over and they will dominate for the next few years. But I hope and wish Arsenal all the best to win the title. I know how difficult it is.”
To be fair, this is purely speculation.
While we’d obviously quite like Pep to depart City and join, say, Juventus – we cannot see it happening anytime soon.
He seems to very much enjoy English football and the challenge he has against Jurgen Klopp.
Until Pep wins the Champions League, we can’t see him departing the Etihad.
If City are banned from the competition though for breaking FFP rules, this may hasten the Spaniard’s exit.
It’s not really for Liverpool to worry about, of course. We just have to keep progressing under Klopp – win this season’s European Cup – and have another domestically next term.