The Gunners can roll over smaller teams, but falter against Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, and others…
Arsenal have one of the worst records in the Premier League against last season’s top nine sides and Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is in denial, reports the Daily Express.
The North London club have picked up a paltry ten points against top half teams in as many games this season. Only seven sides have done worse. Even Crystal Palace have managed to grab 11 points from their matches against the big boys, due mostly to wins against Everton and Liverpool.
Speaking of the Eagles, Wenger appears to bizarrely count them amongst the best teams in the top flight. When these statistics were put to him in a press conference, the Frenchman replied, “We just played 2-2 at Liverpool, we have beaten Manchester City away and, er… we have just beaten Crystal Palace.”
This was followed by the assertion that “Liverpool has never finished above us in the last 10 years.” This is not true. The Merseyside club have ended the season above Arsenal four times in the past decade.
Is the 65-year-old in denial over his team’s inability to play equal or bigger sides?