Harry Redknapp has written in The Sun that Arsenal can go all the way in the Champions League this season.
The 67-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers manager believes that the Gunners are the “dark horses” in Europe’s premier club competition and could win it for the first time in history.
“The Gunners would be my dark horses for the Champions League because when you get a bit of luck like they have had, you start to think this could just be the year when your name is going to be scratched on the trophy,” Redknapp wrote in The Sun.
“They are coming together nicely as an attacking force, and I don’t think their defence is as dodgy as some people like to make out.”
Can Arsenal conquer Europe?
Arsenal have featured in the Champions League regularly over the years, but they are not a true European force.
Although the Premier League outfit are one of their biggest and most popular clubs in the world, they have consistently failed in Europe.
Arsene Wenger’s side reached the final of the Champions League in 2006, but since then they have qualified for the semi-finals just once and the quarter-finals only twice.
Over the last four years, Arsenal have failed to progress beyond the last-16 stage, although this campaign they should go through to the quarter-finals as they face AS Monaco in the round of 16.
Anything can happen in football, but at the moment the Gunners’ chances of winning the Champions League or even going beyond the quarter-finals are very slim.
It would be nothing short of a surprise if Wenger leads Arsenal to European glory this season.