Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore believes that Arsenal can win the Champions League this season.
Yes, that’s right. The Gunners can actually win it.
That’s what Collymore says.
“Could this Arsenal side achieve what the likes of Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Robin van Persie and many others failed to do with the Gunners?” he wrote in Bleacher Report.
“Could they win the Champions League? They might be one of the worst Arsenal teams we've seen in recent years, but it really could happen.
“They got a great draw against Monaco, and the last eight is diluted by the number of strong teams who've been drawn against each other in the round of 16. I honestly believe Arsenal could go all the way.”
Collymore’s comments are somewhat hard to digest. True, Arsenal have got a somewhat easier draw than other teams in the last 16, but surely they are going to face stronger teams in the latter stages of the competitions.
Can one genuinely expect this Arsenal side to win against the likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Barcelona?
Of course, cup matches are different to league fixtures and Arsenal do have a very good attacking line-up, but player-for-player they are not as good as some of Europe’s elite.