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Arsenal ‘definitely have a stronger squad’ than leaders Chelsea, claims Pulis

Date Posted,December 26, 2016

Tony Pulis claims Arsenal have a stronger squad than runaway leaders Chelsea.

West Brom boss Pulis saw his men suffer a late defeat at Arsenal just two weeks after suffering the same fate at Stamford Bridge.

But remarkably Pulis believes Arsenal have more strength in depth and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will have to spend in January to make sure Antonio Conte’s men stay at the top.

Pulis said: “If you look at the players who were not playing and not in the team today, and then you look at Chelsea’s, I think Arsenal have definitely got the stronger squad.

Aaron Ramsey returned from injury on Boxing Day (Photo: Getty Images)
Santi Cazorla is among the Gunners wounded stars
Arsenal’s Spanish midfielder Santiago Cazorla scrambles for the ball (Photo: Getty)

“So they have most probably got the staying power to see them through and it will be interesting to see what Chelsea do. I think Chelsea will spend. I don’t think your man will sit back on what he’s got, I think he will invest. So it will be an interesting window for the top four or five clubs.

Chelsea's Pedro celebrates scoring their third goal
Chelsea’s Pedro scored in the absence of Diego Costa on Monday (Photo: Action Images via Reuters)

“The game at Chelsea and Arsenal were very similar. We’ve played against a top team today, good players and we’ve worked very hard within a system and I’m desperately disappointed for them and the supporters who have travelled.

“Against these two teams you have to work and concentrate for as long it takes. The top teams win so many games in the last ten minutes. They are relentless. We’re disappointed but we move on.”

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