Former Chelsea defender Robert Huth believes Arsenal will finish ahead of Chelsea and qualify for the Champions League.
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Arsenal has started the 2022/23 season on a high note, winning 7 of their first 8 games. As a result, they have 21 points and lead the table. Manchester City is only a point behind them.
Their most recent victory came at the Emirates Stadium, where they defeated rivals Tottenham Hotspur 3-1. Despite the impressive run, Arteta has dismissed suggestions that his team is a title contender.
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In an interview, Robert Huth stated that Arteta has been given enough money and time, and that failing to qualify for the Champions League will be considered a failure.
“My opinion on this year’s top four has all changed with the sacking of Thomas Tuchel‘I was expecting Chelsea to be right up there, especially after the recruitment they did in the summer. But now I just don’t see them doing it.”
“I think Arsenal need to finish in the top four. With the money they’ve invested in the team and the time they’ve given Mikel Arteta, you’d have to say it would be a bit of a failure if they didn’t make it this season.”
“It’s really now or never, for me; it’s Arteta’s third year, he’s brought in Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko who have massively improved the team.”
“In the past, they’ve fallen short with a few games to go, but this year I think they’ll sneak in. They’ve got that real grit, the kind of grit I’ve not seen at that club for a while now.”