Sky Sports pundit claims Wenger has brainwashed Arsenal fans

Arsene Wenger Press Conference Smiling - 16/02/2014

Arsenal have flattered to deceive this season, especially since the turn of the year.

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp has suggested that Arsenal manage Arsène Wenger has brainwashed the club's fans into thinking that a top four finish is a worthy achievement.

Arsenal threw more points away on Sunday in the race for the Champions League spots, drawing 0-0 with Sunderland, and Redknapp explained to Sky Sports how Arsenal fans must be getting bored.

"It looks like they're going to limp into the top four again and that, for me, is boring," he said. "They deserve better than that. You can't keep doing that and be brainwashed into thinking fourth is good enough. They should be doing more. They should be looking to win the title."

The former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur man also accused the Gunners of lacking ideas, and claimed Alexis Sánchez is their only goal threat.

"It's like groundhog day," he added. "We've seen so many games like that from Arsenal, where they seem to run out of ideas, look like they're waiting for something to happen. When Alexis Sanchez isn't on form, you wonder who's going to score."

The North London club once again sit in their very familiar fourth spot in the Premier League, just five points clear of fifth placed Manchester United having played a game more than their rivals.

Arsenal travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City in two weeks in what could be a Champions League deciding match.

From leading the league at the half-way point to clinging on to fourth place with three games to go is so typically Arsenal, and goes a long way to explaining the clamour for change at the Emirates.

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