Ex Liverpool player and now a football pundit – Alan Hansen criticized Arsenal for their lack of leadership and discipline in the squad. He also dismissed their title chances this season.
In his blog post on Telegraph, Alan Hansen wrote,
“Arsenal may be looking down on Chelsea and Manchester City from the top of the Premier League this morning, but they will not end the season as champions.”
“Last season’s top three – Manchester United, City and Chelsea – will be there again, but not necessarily in that order, leaving Arsenal to claim fourth.”
“Mikel Arteta’s dismissal against Crystal Palace on Saturday highlights the issues that Arsenal have yet to address and which the top teams will test.”
“But despite the signing of Özil, who has been a great success, I still do not see a leader on the pitch when I look at Arsenal. They do not have a Roy Keane, Graeme Souness or Patrick Vieira, somebody who can bring it all together when it goes wrong, but they will need one when the bad run comes along.”
“When it goes wrong for Arsenal, it will be really bad, which is why I do not see them challenging for the title.”
What do you gooners think? Do you agree with Alan Hansen? or Can Arsenal win the league against all odds? Post your opinions below,