Arsenal have a tremendous record in the Premier League under the guidance of Arsene Wenger, with the Gunners finishing in the Champions League spots in every single season of the Frenchman’s tenure since 1996.
However, an awful week for Arsenal, that saw them endure back-to-back defeats against Watford and Chelsea, has knocked the stuffing out of the Gunners and has seen them drop to fourth place in the table, now facing a real battle to secure a spot in Europe’s elite competition next term.
Facing off against Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur for a top-four spot, three of Sky Sports’ pundits believe the Gunners will miss-out on the spot they crave and all of them think they’ll finish below Spurs- which would be a first for Wenger.
Paul Merson, Phil Thompson and Matt Le Tissier were all damning in their assessments of the Gunners, whilst Charlie Nicholas tipped Arsenal to finish in the top four again but admitted he’s really concerned about his former side, as he said:
‘I think Spurs will be in the top four. I’m not like some Arsenal fans in focusing on finishing above Spurs though. You don’t get prizes for finishing above your rivals unless they finish second.’
‘I’m going to stick with the current four but I have to admit I’m really, really sketchy about Arsenal falling out. If I’m being honest with myself then Arsenal are in real danger.’
Merson, another former Gunner, expects Arsenal to have a ‘bad season’, whilst Le Tissier thinks the Gunners are not good enough and Thompson expects Wenger’s men to suffer from a Liverpool resurgence.