Former Arsenal player, Emmanuel Petit has said that the Emirates club will fall short of a top four place again this season in the English Premier League (EPL) because their defence is not good enough.
The Gunners finished on six position last season on the EPL log just behind fifth placed, Chelsea.
Petit believes the North London club will have to improve on their defence if they want to compete for the the EPL top four.
“Arsenal’s defence is still a long way from the level needed to compete with the top four teams in the Premier League,” Petit told RMC.
“We saw it again against Cardiff. It is a recurring problem that dates back years with Arsenal.
“It has never been fixed, neither by Unai Emery, nor Arsene Wenger, nor the players out on the pitch.
“Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette can score 40 to 50 Premier League goals a season between them if they are picked to start matches.
“But even with these two, Arsenal won’t be able to finish in the top three if they don’t sort out their defensive problems.”
EPL: Petit reveals one what will make Arsenal not to finish in top-four
Wednesday, 5 September 2018