Former Liverpool defender Alan Hansen believes Arsenal will still struggle to finish any higher than fourth in the Premier League this season, despite their crushing opening day win at Everton. The Gunners began their campaign in devastating fashion, humiliating the Toffees 6-1 at Goodison Park courtesy of efforts from Denilson, Thomas Vermaelen, Williams Gallas, Cesc Fabregas (2) and Eduardo. However, doubts still remain whether Arsene Wenger's predominantly youthful squad can last the distance in the title race compared to Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool. And BBC pundit Hansen believes there are major flaws in the way they play their game that will prove their undoing as the 2009/10 season gradually unfolds. “I still fully expect Liverpool to finish above Arsenal and Manchester City,” he said in the Telegraph. “Arsenal have a long way to go to bridge the gap from fourth to first, despite their emphatic victory at Everton. “Bigger tests will come and I still believe that there are flaws in the way they play the game.” 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
18 August 2009
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