Arsenal forward Eduardo has admitted he doubts whether the Gunners can mount a title challenge in 2009/10, with another fourth-place finish a more realistic target for the club. The Emirates Stadium have now gone four consecutive campaigns without winning a trophy since their 2005 FA Cup triumph at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. And the club even flirted with failure to qualify for the Champions League last term, with Aston Villa's end-of-season slump enabling the North London outfit to usurp them into fourth spot. Arsenal have so far only added Ajax defender Thomas Vermaelen to their ranks ahead of the new season. But with Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor and Ivory Coast stopper Kolo Toure expected to join him, the Croatian international admits it will be near-impossible for the Gunners to compete with Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea. “It will be very hard, really very, very hard,” he told Sportske novosti. “Now Kolo Toure is also leaving, so I don't know. “But of course Arsenal is a club which is always looking for the top spots. I think our main goal will be to be in the top four next season.” ARSENAL FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Patrick Vieira, Cesc Fabregas Q&A Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas One on One Arsene Wenger, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright Boy's A Bit Special Theo Walcott, Armand Traore Perfect XI Ian Wright What Happened Next? Gus Caesar, Peter Marinello And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Arsenal players (and others) on Talentspotter
29 July 2009
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