Jamie Redknapp predicts where Arsenal will finish
The Liverpool legend doesn't expect Arsenal to finish in the top four despite signing two players this summer
Jamie Redknapp is backing Arsenal to finish outside the top four in the Premier League.
The Gunners endured a disappointing 2016-17 Premier League campaign after Arsenal ended up in fifth place in the table behind Liverpool.
Arsene Wenger’s side missed out on a place in the Champions League as the north London side were forced to settle for Europa League football in the 2017-18 campaign.
The 67-year-old head coach has signed two players in the summer transfer window as Arsenal look to overhaul their squad and reclaim their place in the top four.
Sead Kolasinac joined Arsenal in a free transfer from Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04 in June to bolster Wenger’s much-maligned defence.
The Gunners spent a club-record £52m on Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette to add more firepower to their team ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
However, former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder Redknapp doesn’t expect Arsenal to break back into the top four this season.
“I don’t look at Arsenal and feel they’re Premier League contenders,” Redknapp told Sky Sports News on Tuesday.
“I feel that they’ve just got to get back in the top four.
“That’s the the big question mark – are they better than Tottenham, Man City, Liverpool or Man United? No, I don’t think they are.”
Arsenal ended the 2016-17 season on a positive note thanks to a 2-1 victory over Premier League champions Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley.
However, the Gunners’ success in the cup only served to mask over their deficiencies in the Premier League and the Champions League last term.