Jamie Carragher believes that Arsenal has no chance of the Champions League after their 2-0 defeat at the hands of Newcastle. The result meant that the Gunners find themselves two points behind their North London rivals. Arsenal takes on Everton at the Emirates while Spurs travel to the bottom of the table Norwich. Spurs require only a draw given their far superior goal difference.
“Yes. Spurs are not losing from that position. Arsenal know it. There is nobody in world football who thinks Arsenal will make Champions League football off the back of that. No chance,” Jamie Carragher said about the chances of Arsenal. “I thought they were awful. And I have been a big supporter of Mikel Arteta and this Arsenal team because since I have started at Sky I have got sick of saying the same things about Arsenal. I was sick of it myself. I actually enjoyed seeing young players I could get behind.”
“I think the fans could get behind it. They almost accepted they would not be challenging for honours but there was something building. But that performance today was bad. That was a cup final today, we know how important Champions League is,” he added. “To be that poor in the first half and then produce that in the second half, it is not acceptable. It was not the result, it was the manner of the result, they were awful from minute one. I think that is a problem not just this season but I think it is a huge problem for Mikel Arteta and this Arsenal team going forward. Europa League next season, Thursday, Sunday. I think they have had their opportunity this season – a big one – having no European football. That was a big advantage for them.”