Former England striker Michael Owen doesn’t believe Arsenal will make the top four this season.
The Gunners have so far won two and lost two of their opening four league games under new boss Unai Emery.
And the unconvincing start has only been heightened by the shaky defence and inability to adapt to quickly Emery’s style of play.
The Spaniard likes his teams to play out from the back. It’s a tactic that has seen the Arsenal backline dispossessed in dangerous areas time and time again – most notably goalkeeper Petr Cech who is yet to feel comfortable with the ball at his feet.
And former Liverpool star Owen believes a top four finish will be a stretch too far for the north Londoners.
“Arsenal have yet to convince and often looked shaky at Cardiff despite running out 3-2 winners,” former Liverpool ace Owen wrote in his BetVictor column.
“Two defeats from four outings is hardly top 4 form, however, and the Gunners are already looking more like a top six outfit than one who will challenge for a Champions League spot – at least this season.”
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