Kevin Kilbane predicts where Arsenal will finish this season

The former Irish defender believes Arsenal will miss out on a top-four finish

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Kevin Kilbane has poured cold water on talk of Arsenal challenging for a top-four finish this season.

The Gunners ended up in sixth spot in the Premier League table last term to miss out on a place in the Champions League.

Arsenal signed five players in the summer transfer window to bolster Unai Emery’s squad after the Spanish head coach replaced Arsene Wenger.

Emery recruited experienced Switzerland international Stephan Lichtsteiner in a free transfer from Serie A giants Juventus.

The Gunners have also brought in Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno in a £20m deal.

The north London outfit have also brought on Greece international Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund earlier this month.

Lucas Torreira became the fourth addition at The Emirates last week before Lorient teenager Matteo Guendouzi finalised a move.

However, Arsenal lost 2-0 to defending Premier League champions Manchester City to make a disappointing start to the Emery era.

Former Irish defender Kilbane played down Arsenal’s chances of finishing in the Premier League’s top four.

“I didn’t see much to suggest they can sustain a challenge,” Kilbane told Irish radio station Newstalk.

“They definitely won’t finish top two or three. It is pushing for Champions League spot at best.”

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