Former Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre has conceded that Arsenal are not good enough to finish in the top-six this season.
The Gunners have endured a woeful start to the new season under Mikel Arteta having lost each of their opening three games of the campaign and now sit bottom of the Premier League table.
It is another disappointing chapter for Arteta’s Arsenal having missed out on European football for the first time since 1995.
There was hope that the Gunners could begin challenging for the European places once more this season having invested approximately £150m in the playing staff at the Emirates Stadium.
Silvestre, who made 43 appearances for the Gunners over two seasons, admits that might not be the case.
When asked if Arsenal are good enough to challenge the top-six right now by NetBet, he replied: “At the moment no.
“It was a work in progress last season and it looks like it could be similar this season, so it will be difficult for Arsenal.”
That opinion is very different to fellow former Arsenal player Jack Wilshere. The Englishman has predicted the Gunners to finish comfortably up the table.
Speaking to talkSPORT, he said: “Manchester City will win it. I would prefer Man United to win it but I think they come second.
“Chelsea third, Liverpool fourth, Arsenal fifth and Leicester sixth.”
Arsenal have been frustrated with back-to-back eighth-placed finishes in the Premier League having last finished fifth at the end of the 2018/19 season under Unai Emery.
Source by Football London