There has always been a lot of negativity from pundits about Arsenal and it is unlikely to get any more positive if the latest comments from some of them are anything to go by.
TalkSport’s Tony Cascarino has really gone for the jugular and not only predicts that Arsenal will fail to make the top-four but will have a battle on their hands to see off Leicester City for sixth place.
“I think Manchester United will make the top four. I do. Cascarino said,
“They’ll get better as the season goes on.
“I think Leicester will make the top six, but breaking in is a massive ask. And Everton will be a really good home team but I’m not sure they’ll pick up enough points on the road.
“It’ll be between Leicester and Arsenal for who will make the top six.
“I certainly don’t think Arsenal will make it [in the top four], I think Chelsea will finish above them.
“Chelsea have still got so many good players and if they get [Antonio] Rudiger back and [N’Golo] Kante in the team I think Chelsea are a very different side.”
There are so many flaws in what Cascarino has said that I really do not know where to start and I have to ask myself, what is the point?
Pundits really do have a myopic view of Arsenal but what gets me the most is their hypocrisy, take Paul Merson as an example. Before the Tottenham game, he was predicting a 4-1 win for the Gunners, after the game he goes into meltdown criticising almost every player and calling into question Uani Emery’s competence.
Cascarino is no better, but the more they go negative the more satisfying it will be when Arsenal prove them aall wrong, as I am certain they will do this season.