LONDON, November 27- Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has backed Arsenal to win this season’s Premier League, with Manchester City their biggest competition.
The former Blues ace, who currently plies his trade with Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer, feels that the Gunners have what it takes to win the league for the first time since the 2003/04 season.
Drogba believes that key to Arsenal’s chances is the acquisition of goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea. After a slightly shaky start to life at the Emirates, Cech has shown the qualities that have made him one of the highest rated keepers in the world.
“I think Manchester City will be as strong as they have been in the last few years,” Drogba told Sky Sports News HQ.
“Unfortunately Chelsea are too far [behind in the title race], so I will go for my friend Petr Cech at Arsenal.”
Arsenal currently sit in fourth place in the Premier League standings, one point behind City and two off the pace being set by surprise leaders Leicester City.
As for his beloved Blues who are languishing in 15th place, Drogba feels that back-to-back wins over Norwich in the league last weekend, and Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Champions League on Tuesday, could kickstart their season.
“It’s a different situation for club, manager and players,” he said.
“When you have won the league the season before and you find yourselves in the last three or four teams in the table after four or five games, it is a shock.
“I know the players and the manager have the ability to change this.
“They have won two consecutive games in the last two days, so I think it is kind of a new start.”
Chelsea will look to build on their run of two wins when they travel to Tottenham for a London derby on Sunday.