Arsenal legend Thierry Henry reckons the 2015/16 Premier League title race will be more competitive than last season.
The champions Chelsea are the team to go past if any other side want to secure the title and Henry says it's going to be a difficult contest compared to his playing days for the Gunners, adding a few more teams can now challenge for the trophy.
“In my time, before Chelsea came along to battle with us and Manchester United, you guys knew it was all going to be Arsenal or United winning the league,” he told Sky Sports.
“So the competition was within those two teams. That is why I think it is harsh, because when you think about it, before this year Chelsea hadn’t won the league for four years, and we all know the amount of time that Arsenal did not win the league.
“So Chelsea win it and we are all like: ‘United are going to come back for sure, Manchester City are going to come back for sure and Arsenal are going to come back for sure'. What about Liverpool? You think they are going to stay out?
“Have a look at the competition now to win the league. It is very, very, very difficult, so I expect everyone is going to challenge them, everyone is going to try to make sure they can win the title.
“Because if I said to you: ‘City cannot have the same season again, Arsenal cannot stay another year without winning the league, United won’t accept not winning the league two years in a row' - that does not go down too well over there. What about Liverpool? So I expect everyone to challenge them.”
He added: “You would like to point at the usual subjects - United, Arsenal and City - but who would have said Liverpool a year ago would have nearly won the league? No one saw that coming.
“So you always have a surprise and you don’t know when that is going to happen and maybe it is going to be a team that is going to surprise the other teams next season. But you would like to think it will be the same kind of top four."