Ray Wilkins doubts Manchester City could go the whole season unbeaten, insisting Arsenal’s title- winning side of 2003/04 “would beat them comfortably”.
Manchester City are running away with the Premier League title this season, having won 15 out of 16 games and drawing the other one.
As the campaign nears its halfway point, many are starting to wonder if they could go the whole nine months without losing, as Arsenal did back in 2003/04.
Ray Wilkins, though, believes that the league is too competitive for City to stay unbeaten, and says Arsenal’s Invincible team would beat them comfortably.
“They are a wonderfully gifted team but with the current game and how competitive the league is, it would be incredibly difficult in this climate,” he told Sporting Bet.
“If they did so, it would be incredibly impressive. The Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ would beat them comfortably,”
Unfortunately, it’s hard to buy that the league is super competitive when City have beaten all but one of the sides they’ve faced this season, including four members of the so-called “top six”.
While it hasn’t been plain sailing for them in recent weeks, they’re still coming out with wins. Comparisons with the Arsenal Invincibles are inevitable. The fact the two teams played in very different eras makes it difficult to compare the two, in my opinion.
What should be said, though, is that while City are hugely impressive, they’ve yet to accomplish anything. The season is only nearing the mid-point.