Arsenal will make too many mistakes between now and the end of the season to win the Premier League, according to ex-Liverpool winger John Barnes.

Speaking at the Capital One Cup LIVE blog event in London, Barnes said that the Gunners wouldn’t go the distance, despite being top of the tree going into 2014 – a point ahead of Manchester City after 20 games.

“I don’t think they will win the league even if they buy, Arsenal haven’t had a blip yet and like Liverpool, are needing a better squad to compete,” Barnes said.

“Arsenal have been very good defensively with the likes of Mertesacker leading the back four, but they will make mistakes. ”

And the former England star echoed Arsene Wenger’s opinion on the January transfer window, suggesting that now is not the time to invest in the Emirates squad, despite many Gunners fans praying for a striker to be brought in to replace the injured Theo Walcott.

“January is not the time you buy the players you want, are the big players likely to move now when they are already playing Champions League football for their clubs?”

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  • Kieran
    3 months ago

    Thanks for that John, but I think being top of the league over half way though the season means arsenal are competing just fine.

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    David Rusa
    3 months ago

    John Barnes is acting like a clown! Why does he think Arsenal will make mistakes? Is it because he hates it? Why can’t Man city?

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    David Rusa
    3 months ago

    For a legend of John Barnes calibre to behave like this is very unbecoming. One would expect him to give a reasoned argument.

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  • D
    3 months ago

    “Arsenal haven’t had a blip yet”. Funny, I’m sure the media were slating Arsenal for having a poor run of results against City etc…

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  • Sulphur
    3 months ago

    John Barnrs fe coool and low Arsenal

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    Patrick Phillips
    3 months ago

    They have been waiting for Arsenal to fail and Arsenal still going strong and topping the table.

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  • goonerjs
    3 months ago

    Let them say what they like , nobody can talk us out of 1st place

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  • Christo
    3 months ago

    I think what he’s saying is that your back four have a history of blunders and that they have a mistake in them.

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  • richanmacha1
    3 months ago

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  • john
    3 months ago

    you struggled against weak villa, you looked fragile, and more to come, you will only be battling for 4th place, and no trophies.

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