Alex Iwobi picks his Premier League title favourites as he reveals what Arsenal’s target is this season

Alex Iwobi believes Manchester City can become just the fourth club in history to be crowned English champions for a third consecutive season after backing Pep Guardiola’s side to retain the Premier League again.

The Arsenal forward is currently away on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria, though thoughts of the new Premier League campaign are already surfacing with talk of who will win the title less than a month since the last season final ended.

The club season came to a close with Liverpool being crowned Champions League winners for the sixth time in their history at the start of June, having finished the Premier League season just a point behind City in a thrillingly close title chase.

But Iwobi doesn’t believe that 2019/20 will be the year that Liverpool finally end their Premier League hoodoo, with the 23-year-old backing City to emulate Arsenal, Manchester United and the Reds in winning three consecutive English top flight titles.

Asked by Sky Sports if City are favourites again, Iwobi said: “Everyone thought that last season, but Liverpool give them a tough challenge as well.

“So, you never know what could happen. I’m sure every club’s going to invest and try and get their team right.

“Pre-season’s coming up really soon, so everyone’s trying to get ready for the season to start.

“It’s hard to say right now whether Man City are going to dominate, but they could be favourites, considering they won it again.”

Turning his attentions back to Arsenal, it’s clear what the objective is at the Emirates this season: to secure the top-four finish that they missed out on last season.

“Obviously we want to get back in to Champions League football,” he said. “We haven’t spoken about where our targets are for next season, but I’m sure he’d [Emery] want to improve.

Iwobi believes City start the Premier League season as slight favourites (AFP/Getty)

“The whole team would want to improve on the previous season we had and try to get to that Champions League.

“And, if not, win as many competitions, including the Europa League as well.”