Former Liverpool and Manchester United star Michael Owen has come up with the comment the Arsenal are not a top four side.
However, Owen has perhaps degraded Arsenal at the worst possible time. Although his arguments may make some sense but gunners have always proved the doubters wrong by qualifying for top 4 every year.
“When I look at (Arsenal) squad I see a decent collection of players but not a top-four operation.”
His statements can be viewed in the provided link. Yes, Arsenal have avoided critical fans by just signing one world class player in Ozil when they surely needed to reinforce other departments.
Still, they have enough quality to at least qualify for Champions League again, if not anything more. They have always defied odds and ensured that.
Owen has talked about the likes of Thierry Henry, Bergkamp and Vieira and how they dominated in English football but he is missing the point.
With those players Arsenal were not just title contenders but were considered favorites to win it. Surely, now gunners do not have a squad that can be considered as favorites for the premier league title but to say that they are not top four operation is completely naive.
Moreover, currently Arsenal are in blistering form, they are in line to win eighth straight away victory in the league and for now sit at the top of the table and Owen thought that is the best possible time to comment.
On paper, their squad might not seem as strong as other rivals but when on song, they are second to none. Owen may feel they are not a top four side like many others have thought, but do not be surprised if the doubters are proven wrong again.
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