Gary Neville: Here's why Arsenal can't compete with Chelsea

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Sky Sports analyst previews the week in store for Arsenal, as Gunners boss Arsene Wenger prepares his side for fixtures against Galatasaray and Chelsea.

Arsenal have had it tough this month.

Having started with a clash against Manchester City, the Gunners then had to travel to Germany to take on Bundesliga, ahead of a domestic fixture list that included a game with arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

This week is no different for Arsene Wenger's men.

The North Londoners host Turkish heavyweights Galatasaray in the second round of Group D matches on Wednesday evening, before a Super Sunday showdown with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Looking back at Arsenal's performance against Spurs, in a game where a point was salvaged having conceded to Nacer Chadli, Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville believes a higher gear could have been reached as there was not enough quality in the final third - particularly when it came to crossing.

While Arsenal "need to triumph" following their disappointment against Dortmund - and are expected to - the same result may not arrive at the weekend against the Blues.

"I thought Arsenal did well against Tottenham but could have had more quality in final third, particularly with crossing in open play by getting more men into the box," said Neville.

"Galatasaray… Arsenal need to win after losing to Dortmund. If they're at their highest level I'm sure they will but I'm not convinced they can compete, or change in the way they'll need to, to respect Chelsea."

Arsenal may have the quality to go toe-to-toe with Chelsea, especially after the summer Wenger has had due to the arrivals of elite-level performers like Alexis Sanchez and the burgeoning Calum Chambers, but Neville believes their downfall could be the manager's apparent refusal to adapt his tactics according to the opposition.

"Wenger tends not to change in the big games," said Neville. "Chelsea will have too much for them.

"Arsenal are capable of scoring goals, creating chances but Chelsea are stronger overall. In [the] Champions League Arsenal will get the win."

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