Ex-Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur defender Jason Cundy: Arsenal are not a genuine force

Former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur defender Jason Cundy does not seem to rate Arsenal too highly.

Former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur defender Jason Cundy has written in IBTimes UK that he is not convinced that Arsenal are a “genuine” force anymore.

The Gunners last won the Premier League title in 2004 and are out of the running for the championship this season.

Arsenal have still consistently finished in the top four over the years, though, but in the last few years they have struggled to challenge the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United for the title.

Cundy believes that the North London club are not a major force in English football anymore and wrote in IBTimes UK: “Still, Arsenal need to do more to convince me they're a genuine force again.

“Over the past few years they've been bullies, battering the weaker teams and then losing to the good ones. One win away to Manchester City isn't enough to change that.

“If they can earn favourable results at home to Chelsea in April, and then at home to Man United in the penultimate game, I'll change my view.”

Is Cundy right?

One cannot help but agree with Cundy: Arsenal are one of the biggest clubs in England, but they are not equipped to challenge for the Premier League title.

Although one must give credit to Wenger for making sure that the Gunners finish in the top four year after year, the Frenchman has failed to take the team to the level of Chelsea and City.

Of course, it is largely due to Wenger that Arsenal are where they are now - one of the biggest clubs in the world and one of the most popular - he has not managed to make them competitive enough.

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