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Laudrup: No title for Gunners

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup thinks that Arsenal should forget about winning the Premier League this season.

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Michael Laudrup: Believes Arsenal cannot win the title with current budget

Michael Laudrup: Believes Arsenal cannot win the title with current budget

Arsenal face Laudrup's side at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon already 12 points behind Manchester United, and the Danish manager believes the title winner will come from one of the current top three.

Laudrup feels that Arsene Wenger's side have suffered through their lack of ability to buy the world's top players through their comparatively stilted financial means, and that their start to the season has already ruled them out of the running.

"The title is between three teams, the two Manchesters and Chelsea," Laudrup said.

"At the moment, the two Manchesters have the advantage of points, momentum and form. They are very strong and winning difficult games and are solid when they don't play well. We'll wait and see what Chelsea do with a new manager in Rafa Benitez.

"Arsenal cannot buy the players Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid or Barcelona can get.

"They have to do something else. Arsene Wenger has done a great job for a number of years but it's more difficult for them now because other teams have much more money to buy those two forward players who can make the difference. Money doesn't always buy you titles... but it helps."

Swansea travel to Arsenal unbeaten in five Premier League games, and can go above their hosts with a victory.

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may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

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ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

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s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

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