Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny has admitted that the team will struggle this season as they were outspent by their rivals in the current transfer window.
Both the Manchester clubs have gone for a squad overhaul under new managers as they have spent a combined amount of above £300m for their signings.
Manchester United and Manchester City have made a statement with their impressive performances in the opening two games of the Premier League this season with their commanding football as they clinched six points each.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are still trying to find their feet in the league as they managed only one point and are already way behind than their rivals after just two match days. Manager Arsene Wenger is under severe pressure to make impact signings before the transfer window shuts as the club can’t lose more points as the league is set to be more fiercely contested than before.
Koscielny who made a very impressive show against Leicester City after coming from holidays due to an extended rest after his Euro campaign with France, has admitted his frustration with the rivals spending such huge money to sign their targets.
When asked if Arsenal could hope for title chase this season after a poor start to the season, he said: ‘Always. We are Arsenal – we fight for the title. Every game we play we want to win the game.
‘This season will be very difficult because of the top clubs spending a lot of money on transfers, it’s unbelievable.
‘But sometimes the collective can be better than individual players. So we want to keep our philosophy and play football.’
Arsenal have so far signed only Granit Xhaka and youngsters Takuma Asano, Rob Holding and Kelechi Nwakali this summer.