Arsenal’s former star says that they can’t get any place better that sixth in the table.
thinks that the Gunners can’t qualify for the Champions League considering their bad start in this season.
team have not been at their best form recently and the Gunners former star doesn’t have that much faith in the team.
"They won’t get in the top four, they’re too far behind and they’ve given themselves too much of a hill to climb,"
the former Gunners midfielder told talkSPORT.
"I know the other teams above them are slipping up as well but I just can’t see it.
"There’s four better teams than Arsenal at the moment. For me, sixth place is probably the best they can get.
"At the start of the season, after winning the FA Cup, they made some good signings. Thomas Partey’s not really been in the team at the moment.
"He’s going to make a big difference in that midfield area, a bit more mobility. Look at the teams. You could argue Liverpool, Manchester City, Spurs are going okay, Chelsea will come good again when they’ve got their players back, Leicester, Manchester United... so it’s going to be difficult."
And about Arteta’s hard choice between his strikers he said:
"It’s a good headache to have and the next four games – I’m going to take the FA Cup game out of that – are all winnable," he said.
"West Brom away, Palace at home, Newcastle at home… so I’m sure Arteta will look at it and say, 'We’ve hit the ground running now and hopefully we can carry this on for the next three games'.
"And suddenly you can be in sixth place, this is how bad the league is!"