According to former Gunner Paul Merson, Arsenal would not have challenged the Premier League title. Even if Pep Guardiola was in charge at the Emirates Stadium.

Even Guardiola can’t help the Gunners

According to former Gunner Paul Merson, Arsenal would not have challenged the Premier League title. Even if Pep Guardiola was in charge at the Emirates Stadium. Because the league season was suspended, with Mikel Arteta’s side, having to play ten games, Arsenal is in ninth place – 42 points behind the leaders of Liverpool and only one from the bottom half. In some areas, there have been signs of improvement since Arteta left his post as assistant Guardiola at Manchester City, but Merson believes his old side is far from the pace. Even if Pep Guardiola was in charge, no. Not at the moment, “Merson told reporters.” Arsene Wenger talked about this all the time, it’s all about the players – and for Arsenal, at the moment, this is not a good team, not a good enough squad.

Mikel is better than last manager Unai Emery

“I like Mikel Arteta, I do, and I think he will do better than the last manager Unai Emery, but at the same time, to argue for the title, I think they are a million miles away.” Liverpool conceded 97 points last season, Manchester City registered 100 in 2017-18, and the total amount of Chelsea’s 93 for the season before this was only two constraints of the previous record for all time. However, Merson does not believe that Arsenal is good enough, even on essential facets of the game. “They cannot defend themselves, and if they cannot defend themselves, then they cannot dispute the titles,” he added. “Is there room for great optimism? I will say no, to be honest.

I don’t know a single team that won nothing when it can’t defend. If you can’t defend, you won’t win anything! It’s simple. “You can’t continue to score three goals in each game to score a point or win the game, so until he drags it out, they will be a million miles away. As Arteta looks at restoring his backline at the Emirates, Arsenal aims a deal with 22-year-old Reims defender Axel Disasi.