Former Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder Boudewijn Zeiden has written off Arsenal’s hoped of making it into the Champions League knockout rounds.
The Gunners lost 3-2 at home to Olympiacos on Tuesday night after falling to a 2-1 defeat at Dinamo Zagreb in the opening group game. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich have beaten the two teams 3-0 and 5-0 respectively.
The German giants are Arsenal’s opponents in the next two group games, so it’s not unrealistic that Arsenal will be on no points after four games, at which point qualification will be almost impossible at best.
“Arsenal have no chance,” Zenden said live on TalkSport on Wednesday morning. “They are on no points after two games and, with the next two coming up being Bayern Munich, I don’t see it happening.
“After four games they might have no points. We’re not used to that it but it’s the likelihood after what we’ve seen. It’s not good for Arsenal and not good for English football.”
Of course Zenden thinks former club Chelsea will be fine despite losing to Porto, while there are no quotes on Liverpool, who lost their first Europa League game to Bordeaux. That’s also bad for English football.
There’s no doubt that Arsenal are in huge danger of heading out of the competition, and English football could pay the price as sides continue to underperform in both the Champions League and the Europa League.
Hopefully we can somehow get out of our group and prove everyone wrong.