Ray Parlour makes gloomy prediction about Arsenal under Unai Emery

The Arsenal legend doesn't believe Unai Emery will end the Gunners' title drought

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Arsenal legend Ray Parlour Photo: Carlsberg

Ray Parlour has ruled out Arsenal winning the Premier League title under Unai Emery.

The Gunners confirmed Emery as their new manager on Wednesday after Arsene Wenger stood down following 22 seasons in charge of the north London side.

Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League title since 2003-04 and have regressed under Wenger to such an extent that they missed out on a top-four finish in the last two seasons.

The north London side finished a staggering 30 points behind Premier League champions Manchester City this season to highlight the widening gap between the two teams.

Arsenal haven’t reached the Champions League quarter-finals since 2010 and the Gunners lost 2-1 to La Liga giants Atletico Madrid in the Europa League last four.

Emery won the Ligue 1 title with Paris Saint-Germain in 2017-18, while the 46-year-old guided Sevilla to three Europa League titles.

Former Arsenal star Parlour doesn’t believe Emery is the right manager to end Arsenal’s 17-year title drought.

“I would love him to do it, but I’m going to say no,” Parlour told talkSPORT.

“I think Man City are going to get stronger and stronger, and I think Pep Guardiola is going to stick around.

“I can’t see who’s going to challenge them.”

Arsenal have won the FA Cup in three of the past five seasons under Wenger but the Gunners have struggled in the Champions League and the Premier League.

The Gunners signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the January transfer window.

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