‘I just don’t think they are good enough to get top four’: Jamie Redknapp slams Arsenal for lack of investment as he believes Unai Emery’s men will miss out on Champions League football
- Jamie Redknapp believes Arsenal are not good enough to finish in the top four
- The Gunners were beaten 1-0 by West Ham at the London Stadium on Saturday
- The defeat leaves them four points adrift of Chelsea in the top four places
- Redknapp insists Arsenal need to invest in the squad or will miss out as a result
Jamie Redknapp believes Arsenal are ‘are good enough to get anywhere near to the top four’ following their disappointing 1-0 defeat to West Ham.
Declan Rice scored the game’s only goal at the London Stadium as the Gunners struggled to make a breakthrough on Saturday afternoon.
And with Arsenal set for another quiet January window, Sportsmail’s Redknapp believes manager Unai Emery needs to be backed in the transfer market or they will miss out on Champions League football next season as a result.
Sportsmail’s Jamie Redknapp believes Arsenal are not good enough to finish in the top four
Unai Emery looks dejected as his men fall to a 1-0 defeat to West Ham at the London Stadium
‘I just don’t think they are good enough,’ Redknapp said on Sky Sports. ‘They can play whatever system they want but look at their squad of players and I just don’t think they are good enough to get anywhere near to the top four.
‘I feel sorry for the fans, because they talk about only being able to get loan players in but you look at all the other top clubs and they are investing and always looking to improve, Arsenal are a big club and their fans deserve better than that.
‘But in all honesty, I just think Emery was not left with a good squad at all and I’m not surprised that they are struggling away from home.’
The defeat to the Hammers leaves them four points adrift of Chelsea in the top four places
Arsenal have finished outside the top four for the past two seasons having consistently secured Champions League football since 1996.
The Gunners started the season brightly after going on a long unbeaten run of games in the first half of the season.
However, a recent dip in form has seen the north London side fall further away from their top-four rivals.
Chelsea can extend the gap to six points with a win over Newcastle on Saturday evening.