Former Man United man explains why Arsenal won’t win title
Former Man United midfielder Johnny Giles runs rule over Arsenal's Premier League title prospects
Arsenal aren’t consistent enough to win the Premier League title, according to Johnny Giles.
The Gunners will be looking to bounce back from their 5-1 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League mid-week when Tottenham Hotspur make the trip to The Emirates on Sunday afternoon.
They don’t have the consistency that is needed, particularly when they have to defend well
Arsenal have won five successive Premier League games since a 2-0 loss to defending champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in September.
Although Arsene Wenger’s side are level on points with leaders Manchester City, two-time English top-flight winner Giles doesn’t believe the Gunners will finish top of the table next May.
“There is a lack of consistency. What I find with Arsenal in the Premier League is they have a bad performance then they pick it up for six weeks,” Giles told Newstalk’s Off The Ball.
“Then they have another bad performance before they pick it up again. They don’t have the consistency that is needed, particularly when they have to defend well.
“Chelsea didn’t give much away last year and defended very well. They didn’t have a high line.
“Arsenal have a high line and they can’t defend. They’re always inconsistent.
“They won’t win the league – they have a chance because everyone is inconsistent – but I wouldn’t back them to win it at all.”
Arsenal have 24 points after winning eight of their 11 Premier League games so far this season.
The north London have beaten Leicester City, Manchester United, Watford, Everton and Swansea City in their last five Premier League games.
The Gunners have already beaten Tottenham Hotspur this season after a 2-1 victory in the League Cup.