Ex-Liverpool star Owen leaves fans fuming and tears into Arsenal!
Former Liverpool ace Michael Owen admits he wasn’t surprised by Arsenal’s ‘soft’ defeat to Brighton and then laid into the Gunners.
Arsenal have not started the Premier League re-start in the finest of fashions, they got turned over 3-0 by Manchester City last week, and then let a 1-0 goal slide to lose to Brighton, in a performance that has not impressed many in the media.
The Gunners have won just nine matches this term, a tally bettered by the likes of Newcastle, Southampton and Burnley, and there is a feeling that they could miss out on European football all together.
Now Owen insists he wasn’t surprised by the nature of Arsenal’s collapse and says he doesn’t think the Gunners can beat any team away from home, while only fancying them against the weakest opposition at the Emirates.
‘Again it’s the same old Arsenal,’ Owen told Premier League Productions.
‘I happen to think Arteta is going to get it right but it’s an absolutely huge challenge that lies ahead. ‘You never fancy Arsenal against the good teams – never. You never fancy Arsenal against any ‘okay’ teams away from home.
‘They’re just soft and they have been soft for ten years, probably longer. The only time I fancy Arsenal is against bottom half Premier League teams at home.
‘They’re flat track bullies. They have been for a long time. They beat anything that they should beat but when it gets a little bit tough they’re soft and as I say they’ve been like that for ages. This isn’t a surprise, I said it ten years ago.’
Arsenal are in a worrying position right now, as there will be not alot of money to spend in the summer, and a few players are seeking to leave the club. So unless Arteta can work his magic over the next few weeks, and seasons, it could be a short stint as boss of Arsenal for the Spaniard.
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