Arsenal will be rolled over by big Champions League side, says Souness

Graeme Souness doesn't believe Arsenal have made big improvements this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Graeme Souness has tipped Arsenal to be rolled over by a big Champions League side in the latter stages of the competition.

The Gunners can strengthen their position in Group D on Tuesday night if Arsene Wenger’s side beat Anderlecht at Emirates Stadium.

I see them getting to the quarter-finals of the Champions League and when they meet the truly big guys, they will get rolled over

Graeme Souness

Arsenal notched up back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time this season thanks to a 3-0 win against Burnley.

But Liverpool legend Souness predicts Arsenal will fall foul of the same issues which have hampered their progress in recent seasons.

“There have been no surprises from Arsenal this season. In the Premier League, they beat up the lesser guys and struggle against the big guys,” Souness told Sky Sports.

“That’s been the form for the last five years and I think it will be more of the same this year. I was covering their match against Chelsea and it was more of the same that day.

“I see them getting to the quarter-finals of the Champions League and when they meet the truly big guys, they will get rolled over. The same will happen in the Premier League.”

Souness continued: “They have got to start beating the likes of Man City, Chelsea, Man United and Liverpool in the league if they are going to change the recent history for themselves. Have they got the players to do that this season? I don’t think so.”

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