Peter Schmeichel has suggested that Arsenal may live to regret their recent draws and defeats as they challenge for the Premier League crown.

Arsene Wenger’s men have been deemed by many as Manchester City’s main rivals and perhaps the favourites in this season’s race for the title.

Despite doing well to retain top spot with the 0-0 draw at Stoke City, the Gunners have seen their lead cut short as only a point separates first and third on the table.

With their form guide from the last six games reading ‘WLWWDD’, former Manchester United goalkeeper Schmeichel insists Arsenal should have been leading an erratic Premier League with a wider margin by now.

“I am a bit worried for Arsenal because they have had opportunities to get ahead and they haven’t been able to do that.” he said on Sky Sports

“I don’t think they played well at all today. I know it is a crazy Premier league season, everyone is blowing hot and cold, but Arsenal have had the opportunities to go away [with a big gap over City] and basically not taken them.”

Injuries have been a concern for the Gunners again this season as Mesut Ozil temporarily joined the likes of Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin, Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky on the sidelines on Sunday.

“When Ozil is not playing, the difference in creating chances I think is too big” Schmeichel added.

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