There is no doubt that Arsenal are some way behind Manchester City, along with the rest of the Premier League teams, but according to the Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira they should be a lot closer to challenging City, but are simply not good enough right now and they need to invest in more quality players to even get close.
Vieira, who is currently managing New York City FC and is often talked about as a future Arsenal manager, told Sky Sports: “When you look at the Arsenal team in the last few years I think everybody expects more because of what this football club represents,”
“The current years, of course, are not good enough; it’s not good for the club, for the fans.
“When you win you want to keep winning and there are players who have to make a decision about what they want to do in the future – I think that is the first thing they need to resolve.
“And then, bring quality players to challenge Manchester City because I believe Manchester City will be the team to beat in the years to come. When you look at the way they play the game, you don’t have to especially be a City fan to enjoy it.”
Is that the only reason Arsenal are not challenging at the top of the table any more?