Redknapp claims Arsenal not good enough for top six

Arsenal have had a disappointing few days following Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth, and it seems that former Premier League footballer Jamie Redknapp has rubbed salt into the wound.

In his column for the Daily Mail, the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder described Arsene Wenger’s current crop of players as the ‘worst’ that he has seen at the club.

The team relinquished their lead at the Vitality Stadium at the weekend, and as a result, dropped to seven points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea.

Star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil did not feature in the game, and that may be a sign of what’s to come given that both players have been linked with moves away.

Numerous publications, including BBC Sport, have claimed that Sanchez could be on his way to Manchester United before the end of the month, while Ozil is out of contract in the summer.

Redknapp believes that Arsenal are lucky to even be inside the top six of the table.

“I cannot remember a worse Arsenal team than this. They have no desire, no character and none of the blue chip players of years gone by. They are barely good enough to be in the top six, never mind the Champions League.

“With Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil missing, this was a glimpse of the future for the club — and it does not look good. This should have been a comfortable win for them. Last month Liverpool went to the Vitality Stadium and devoured Bournemouth 4-0. There are no excuses. Arsenal simply lack quality in every department.”