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Arsenal boss believes Leicester are title contenders

Wenger and Van Gaal say Leicester are title contenders. Credit: PA

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has joined Louis van Gaal in considering Leicester as genuine Barclays Premier League title contenders.

The Foxes sit at the top of the table after a superb start to the season under Claudio Ranieri - with Jamie Vardy leading the drive as the division's top goalscorer.

"Of course, you cannot rule them out," the Frenchman replied when asked if Leicester could win the title.

"Mathematically, you cannot rule Chelsea out. Even the bottom teams are in it. It is so difficult. It is so tight and I don't even look at the league anymore because it is very, very tight.

"Last week as you said, we had a bad result against West Brom and so did Manchester City (against Liverpool) so it compacted the whole table."

Gerrard wanted Spurs midfielder to replace him at Liverpool

Steven Gerrard has revealed that he wanted Dele Alli to replace him at Liverpool.

Gerrard left the Reds this summer to join LA Galaxy and has singled out Spurs and England midfielder Alli as the man he wanted to step into his shoes at Anfield.

Gerrard wanted Liverpool to sign Alli. Credit: PA

"He looks ahead of me as far as England games and appearances are concerned," Gerrard told BT Sport.

"He's got more experience because he came through at MK Dons which has helped him progress and make the impact he has done at Tottenham.

"I was actually disappointed Liverpool didn't sign him. I thought he was certainly a player Liverpool might've tried to go for, especially with me coming to the end.

"He's certainly a player that could play for Liverpool for 15 years, he's got that ability."



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