Robbie Savage has suggested Arsenal have little chance of silverware this season.
Former Wales international Robbie Savage has questioned where Arsenal are going under Arsene Wenger, suggesting it’s time for the Frenchman to move on.
Arsenal secured a win against Borussia Dortmund earlier this week to secure their place in the last 16 of the Champions League, continuing Wenger’s impressive record of getting the Gunners into the knock out stages of the competition.
However, Savage has suggested that despite that achievement, Arsenal’s future should be Wengerless.
“Where are Arsenal going under Wenger this season? They are not going to win the Premier League – the Gunners are 15 points behind Chelsea already. No way are they going to make up that deficit,” wrote Savage for the Mirror.
“They are not going to win the Champions League - barring a miracle, they will finish runners-up in their group behind Borussia Dortmund, draw one of the continent's big guns and go out, as usual, in the last 16 or quarter-finals.”
The problem for Arsenal this season has been finding the consistency which would allow them to make a big dent in the lead Chelsea already hold at the top of the Premier League table.
On the one hand, they have been superb in Europe but on the other hand, they have struggled at times in the Premier League, falling to a disappointing defeat against Manchester United last weekend.
“They will probably finish in the top four again. But no higher.”
Would Arsenal take a Champions League place only based on their current position? More than likely, but there’s still a lot of football to be played and the Gunners have continued to surprise big teams in Europe.
If Wenger can get the side playing consistently in the next few weeks, that will create momentum which breeds confidence and with a fit side, the Gunners could be difficult to get the better of in the second half of the season.