Jamie Redknapp: Why Arsenal remind me of this Liverpool team
The former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder runs the rule over Arsene Wenger's current Arsenal crop
Jamie Redknapp says Arsenal remind him of Liverpool’s famous Spice Boys team in the 1990s.
The Gunners have failed to win the Premier League title since their unbeaten season in 2003-04 when Thierry Henry, Robert Pires and Patrick Vieira led the north London outfit to top-flight glory.
However, Arsene Wenger’s side have flattered to deceive in recent campaigns and the Gunners even finished in second place in the Premier League table last season.
But the Gunners were 10 points adrift of champions Leicester City despite their perennial title rivals Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United enduring forgettable seasons.
Former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder Redknapp has likened Wenger’s current crop to Roy Evans’ Liverpool side in the 1990s that came close to winning the title on a couple of occasions.
“There are always questions about Arsenal’s character, and in many ways they remind me of the Liverpool team I used to play in,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.
“When the going got tough, people always used to ask if we could handle it. It’s the same now with Arsenal, but that late equaliser at Old Trafford will have done them a lot of good.”
Arsenal signed five players in the summer transfer window as Wenger looked to revamp his Gunners squad.
Granit Xhaka moved in a £33m deal from Borussia Monchengladbach at the start of the summer.