“I don’t want to be a dampener but by my nature as a defender, I was cautious,” the former Arsenal defender wrote in The Daily Mail in response to a question about Arsenal’s chances of winning the Champions League this season.
“Arsene Wenger is committed to attack and I understand that philosophy. He gives you such supreme confidence to play above yourself but it has to come from a secure base.
“And if they learn to work together from front to back as a defensive unit then they can really improve. But can they get out of the group is the more pertinent question right now, not whether they can win it!”
Arsenal are in great form at the moment and defeated Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.
The Gunners’ 2-0 victory over the German champions at home in Group F was hugely encouraging, and the fans will now hope that the players can build on it.
It is really too early to suggest that the North London outfit can go all the way in the Champions League, as first they need to get out of the group.
It will still be very tough for the Gunners to progress to the last 16 of Europe’s premier club competition.
Arsenal are at the foot of the Champions League Group F with just three points from three matches, level on points with third-place Dinamo Zagreb and three points behind second-place Olympiakos.