Legendary striker Alan Shearer believes Leicester City can challenge for the Premier League title this season after their ​2-0 win over Arsenal.

​​Leicester were not just better at the King Power Stadium as they beat ​Arsenal; they were miles better. Almost embarrassingly better, and Shearer believes they can challenge for the ​Premier League title this season.

The former England striker, who won the league with Blackburn Rovers in 1995, has claimed that the current Leicester team are in superb form.

The Foxes, who equalled the Premier League's highest ​win margin with a 9-0 victory against ​Southampton last month, have the firepower to challenge for a repeat of their historic title win in 2016.

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"Yes, they are [title contenders],” the former ​Newcastle United captain told Premier League Productions, as per Goal.

“Because every single week, when they get the results, you’ll see the manager and the players trying to straight bat it and say ‘no, we’ve got no chance’.

“The longer they keep saying that, the longer everyone else keeps saying that, the better they’ll keep on creeping up. Yeah, they’re in it. We’ve said this before.

“They can’t keep it up. There’s no way they’ll stay in the top. We’ve said it before and learnt our lesson. It came back to bite us all as pundits. They stayed there, with that team, with a little bit of luck they can stay there as well.”

The Foxes are a point clear of ​Manchester City and will retain their place in second through the international break if Pep Guardiola's side lose to ​Liverpool.

“Let’s look at the so-called who we expected to be there before the season started. ​Tottenham. Are they better than Tottenham? Absolutely. Arsenal? Absolutely. ​Chelsea? Maybe on a par with them.

“There were a few people suggesting that Leicester could actually get into the top four. This Leicester team have proven that they can do that," he concluded.