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Unbelievable’… Alan Shearer now admits Arsenal have proven him wrong recently

Alan Shearer has admitted that Arsenal have proven him wrong over the past few months.

Arsenal have surprised many with their form since the turn of the year. Mikel Arteta’s men were struggling for both form and goals during the festive period.

The Gunners netted just twice in a run of three defeats in four games between Christmas and the new year.

It led to suggestions that Arsenal would surely strengthen in attack during the January transfer window, with Ivan Toney heavily linked.

Yet, Arsenal have rediscovered their best form in the final third without signing a striker. Arteta’s men have netted 33 goals and won eight consecutive league games in 2024.

And Alan Shearer has admitted he thought the lack of a goalscoring centre-forward could hinder their title chances.

Shearer admits Arsenal have proven him wrong
Speaking on The Rest Is Football, Shearer was quizzed about Arsenal’s upturn in form this year.

 

Unbelievable. Loads and loads of goals. I was one of those who said it may affect them with the lack of a main centre forward. But it hasn’t up to now and you’ve got to give them great credit for that,” the Newcastle United legend said.

“They’re playing some brilliant stuff, maybe not so much at the weekend. But before that, they’ve been outstanding. They’ve given themselves a fantastic chance.”

Arsenal have been in exceptional form since the mid-season break and the lack of a prolific striker hasn’t impacted them as of yet.

 

Of course, with 10 games left to play, there are still plenty of twists and turns to come. But Arteta has proven his side are capable of scoring goals without a recognised talisman up front.

Bukayo Saka has played a huge part in Arsenal’s improved fortunes and continues to provide in the final third.

You also have to credit players like Kai Havertz and Declan Rice, who have both stepped up in terms of their attacking output in recent weeks.

Manchester City have already shown you can win a Premier League title without a recognised centre-forward and Arsenal will be hoping to do exactly that this term

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