Arsenal will not be finishing in the top 4 this season if you believe former Liverpool striker Michael Owen. Owen believes Arsenal are not good enough for the title due to the team’s lack of strength in depth and will according to him struggle to finish among the top 4 this season.
Ironically, Arsenal are currently top of the English premier league table after winning 4 games out of the first five games played so far this season. The gunners signed in the last transfer window Mesut Ozil in a 42.5 million pounds deal but this doesn’t convince Owen.
“From the start I had my reservations. They seemed not to be spending but then came up with one big investment right at the end of the transfer window,” Owen wrote in his column for the Daily Telegraph.
“When I look at a squad I see a decent collection of players but not a top-four operation.
From the back: the goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny is capable but I would have the keeper of all the other top teams ahead of Arsenal’s.
“In defence, Arsenal are decent, but again none of their back four would make a composite Premier League XI.
“If I look right the way through the Arsenal team, with a view to picking an all-star side from the top six clubs, I would struggle to nominate one Arsenal player. Mesut Ozil is the only one who would have a chance.”
Personally, I think Owen is drunk or just kidding himself. It is funny that he claims he will have other top teams keepers ahead of that of Arsenal and if I understand him correctly, that includes Manchester United’s De Gea.
He even saying he will struggle to nominate one Arsenal player aside Ozil to form a single team using the top 6 EPL teams makes it even more funny.