Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp believes that Arsenal lack the quality and squad depth to compete for the top four in the Premier League this season.
Arsenal lost back-to-back away games for the first time this season with a 1-0 defeat to London rivals West Ham United.
The Gunners now trail fourth-placed Chelsea by six points after Maurizio Sarri’s side won 2-1 against Newcastle United on Saturday evening and Redknapp believes that the club’s ambition is way behind their Premier League rivals.
“You can play whatever system you want but I’m not sure this Arsenal squad is good enough to get anywhere near the top four right now,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.
“I feel sorry for the fans. The manager said they are only going to get loans in, but other clubs at the top are always trying to progress. Arsenal is a huge club and the fans deserve better.
“With the players, he’s got, Emery is going to need time and windows to bring players in. He was not left with a great squad.
“I’m not surprised they are struggling away from home because you need good players as well as being organized, and players that can do something different. At the moment the system just doesn’t seem to work.”