Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger gives the thumbs up during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium in London Getty

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has backed Arsenal to win the Premier League title in 2016 as he wants Arsene Wenger to cap off his brilliant career with the north London club with his fourth league title. The Gunners have won silverware in the last two seasons and Carragher believes that it is high time that they take that form forward to end their decade long wait without the title.

The Gunners are well poised to win their 14th league title this season and currently sit in second place, two points adrift of league leaders Leicester City. Their 2-1 win over Manchester City on 21 December opened up a four point gap between themselves and Manuel Pellegrini's side, with games against Southampton and Bournemouth lined up for them to extend the advantage.

Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott registered their names on the scoresheet to hand Arsenal a 2-0 advantage in the first half and the lead could have been extended had it not been for poor finishing from Aaron Ramsey and Joel Campbell. Carragher, who never won a league title with Liverpool, wants to see the Gunners lift the Premier League crown and give Wenger – who only has a year left on his contract – a proper sending off.

"Leicester top on Christmas Day was fantastic. Their story in 2015 could not have been scripted and I genuinely hope it continues for as long as possible. But if I could pick a team to be champions, I would not hesitate in selecting Arsenal," Carragher wrote in his column with the Daily Mail.

"The main reason is for Arsene Wenger. He changed football when he arrived in England but for the last five or six years he's had to endure a lot of stick from the media, pundits (guilty!), Jose Mourinho and even his own fans. But Wenger very rarely reacts, and he tries to take it all in his stride.

"His team are moving in the right direction and, after two FA Cups, I would like to see him lift the Premier League trophy again. It would be an achievement to crown his outstanding career," he added.