Michael Owen: I stand by my prediction for Arsenal to finish 5th

Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Michael Owen has dismissed Arsenal's table topping form.

Michael Owen upset Arsenal fans in late September when he said they 'did not look like a top four team' to him, despite their emergence challenging at the top of the Premier League table.

On Saturday afternoon courtesy of a 3-0 win over Cardiff City, where Manchester United drew 2-2 six days earlier, the Gunners went seven points clear at the top, with Liverpool and Chelsea playing a day later.

But still the former England international striker said he was not adjusting his assertion that the Gunners do not look like a top four team.

To which Arsenal fan Piers Morgan pointed out his comment about the Gunners not looking like a top four team came over a month into the season, and Owen responded stating he stands by his prediction:

Owen slightly backtracked, going onto say the best Arsenal can hope for is third. Clearly he still believes they will be unsuccessful in this.

The 28-year-old’s career has only really ever taken off in Germany - with his time in Portugal, Italy and Spain slightly more disappointing.

However he seems to now be considering taking on the English Premier League.

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Owen is keen to forge a career in punditry, but by continuing to write off this year's table-toppers, all he may do is ensure his name goes down in infamy alongside Alan Hansen's comments on the United double winning side of 1995/96.

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