David James warns Arsenal of ‘catastrophic failure’ and feels Man City’s Erling Haaland is a hindrance
Posted by  badge Boss on Mar 29
David James has shared his thoughts on Arsenal and title rivals Man City (Picture: Getty)

has warned Arsenal of ‘catastrophic failure’ in this season’s title race and feels striker is a hindrance.

at the top of the Premier League table and have 10 fixtures remaining but ’s side have a game in hand.

City, who have lifted four of the last five Premier League trophies, also host Arsenal at the Etihad on April 26 in a title showdown.

Haaland has been a key player for City this season since arriving in the summer and has scored an incredible 28 goals across 26 top-flight games.

But former Premier League goalkeeper James, speaking about the Norway international to , said: ‘The reality is that top goalscorers do not win the league.

‘Man City have got the top goalscorer… but I think that detracts from the productivity of the team.

‘If you look at Arsenal, Bukayo Saka is their top goalscorer, but you’ve got Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah all spreading the goals around similar to how City did it last season when they won the league.

‘Now that Man City have that number nine, over the course of this season I think spreading the goals around would have been more beneficial than having this dominant player.’

Speaking more generally about the title race, James added: ‘I still think Arsenal are favourites to win the league.

‘It would need almost a catastrophic failure from Arsenal for City to win the league.

‘Obviously, City play Arsenal which gives them a big opportunity, but it’s for Arsenal to lose.’

Arsenal are back in action on Saturday when they host Leeds United at the Emirates.

City, meanwhile, play top-four chasers Liverpool earlier in the day as Jurgen Klopp’s side look to bounce back from a 1-0 defeat to AFC Bournemouth.