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Arsenal can fight for Premier League title, says Luiz

20 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Arsenal defender David Luiz is confident his side can challenge for the Premier League title this season.

The Gunners have not lifted the English crown since 2004 and have finished outside the Premier League’s top four in each of the last three seasons, reports Goal.

Unai Emery’s team are third in the table after eight games and sit nine points behind leaders Liverpool, who have a perfect record.

The north London side may have struggled to compete for the big prize over the last 15 years, but their Brazilian centre-back believes they must have faith that they can narrow the gap before the campaign is over.

“For me, if you start something, and we’ve just started the Premier League and all of the competitions, if you don’t think you can win the competition then you won’t start anything in your life,” Luiz, who joined Arsenal from Chelsea last summer, said in an interview with NBC Sports.

“I want to win titles with Arsenal. I want to improve and adapt myself for the style of Arsenal, as a club and how the manager wants us to play. I think we can do that together.