Liverpool football legend Michael Owen as rubbished hopes of Arsenal so early this season, saying that the club could end trophyless this term.
Owen claims that the North London club does not have the quality to win the Premier League – despite currently being in the top four – and Champions League – despite their decent run so far.
Arsenal played a 2-2 draw with French side Paris St Germain on Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League at the Emirates. Owen opines that he expects the club to yet come up short when it matters in both top competitions this season.
“Many in the media were suggesting the Gunners are inconsistent after their fortunate draw with PSG in midweek – I couldn’t disagree more.
“Arsenal are excellent against inferior teams but are just short of the very best not only in Europe but in the Premier League. They are a good side with quality players but just not enough to win the Premier League or Champions League,” the former Real Madrid player wrote in his football column.
The sensational comments would draw into debates with football lovers but considering that those two titles are what any Arsenal fan really wants, and what the club’s management would really want to see come May next year, then Coach Arsene Wenger may as well end tropyless, yet again.
Arsenal are set to meet Bournemouth this weekend in the Premier League as they bid to end their ‘November curse’ on a good note. October saw the club rise to joint leaders in the Premier League with Manchester City but the league quickly changed hands twice with Chelsea now sitting atop the standings. A trophyless campaign will worsen the stats of Wenger after disapproval ratings reached all-time high at the start of the season.