Arsenal fans hit back on Twitter at Michael Owen after prediction, and Sanchez comments

New season, new Arsenal outrage caused by Michael Owen...

Not for the first time, Michael Owen has infuriated Arsenal fans with his comments.

Writing in his pre-season column for Colossus Bets, Owen has already written off the club's title chances.

He predicts the Gunners to finish in third place, which is at least some progress, given the last two campaigns he has tipped them to end up in fifth, and miss out on a Champions League place.

What really caused a reaction, intentional or not, was his criticism of Alexis Sanchez.

Owen stated that he felt despite Sanchez's talent, he would not get into Chelsea's first team XI, comments which echoed his assertion Raheem Sterling is better than Mesut Ozil, made last season.

Prediction reaction

Arsenal fans are so used to Owen writing them off by now, it would probably make them uncomfortably worried if he predicted them to do well.

Sanchez reaction

A prediction is one thing, but Owen's comments on Sanchez have left further questions over his credibility as a pundit. Sanchez is one of the best players in world football, and it's hard to see Oscar, Willian or Juan Cuadrado keeping him out of the Chelsea side.

Here is a look at what Arsenal fans had to say in response...

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