Arsenal are top of the Premier League table with 5 points ahead of second-place Manchester City.
Former Arsenal defender William Gallas believes Arsenal will have an edge over Manchester City in the Premier League title race because they have fewer players in the World Cup compared to Manchester City.
“I think the World Cup can help Arsenal win the title,” William Gallas told Genting Casino.
“If you compare Arsenal and Manchester City, Arsenal have ten players that are going to the World Cup and of those ten players, maybe four of them will start for their international teams.
“Manchester City have sixteen players going – practically all of their first team will be there – and nine or ten of those will start every game for their country.
“For me, Arsenal has more of a chance to win the Premier League because nobody knows how the players will feel after the World Cup.
“They are going to Qatar, where it is very hot and will be coming back to the freezing cold in England! Seriously, it will be hard for them to adjust and there is not any time for them to recharge their batteries.”
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