24 Jul Arsenal news: Ray Parlour expects Unai Emery’s Gunners can attain Man City & Liverpool’s degree
The prior midfielder does not think that it’s possible to compare his or her’Invincibles’ side together with both teams now in the upper England’s top flight
Former Arsenal star Ray Parlour is trusting that Unai Emery’s present Gunners squad will have the ability to accomplish the degree of Premier League rivals Manchester City and Liverpool.
City’ve assembled a star-studded team which listed an unbelievable 98 points to win the Premier League last year, although they also won the Community Shield, Carabao Cup and FA Cup at a record-breaking campaign.
They were, nevertheless, pushed shut by Liverpool, who had been just one point short of Pep Guardiola’s guys but did manage to maintain Champions League glory after beating Tottenham at the closing in Madrid.
Arsenal, meanwhile, had their particular record-setting effort in 2003-04, when Arsene Wenger’s side, who owned the likes of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira and Robert Pires, completed that year unbeaten in the Premier League.
Parlour, that showcased in 12 league matches and 26 matches total in most contests throughout that effort, believes it is hard to compare his’Invincibles’ side with City and Liverpool and expects Emery’s latest squad can finally reach that type of degree.
“It is very difficult to compare. It actually is,” Parlour informed Target.
“It is different eras. We’re quite good in our age and clearly Manchester City and Liverpool are extremely great in this present era.
“People ask me all the time:’Can you conquer Man City?’ Who knows? We had an extremely powerful team, a strong team, however Man City are another course. Liverpool showed how great they are. To complete on 97 points, drop one game, not win a name is amazing indeed.
“You can not compare. They are both excellent teams to observe. I am only hoping Arsenal can reach this point again with this present squad.”
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Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League last year, missing on a key Champions League place at one stage.
The Gunners also dropped at the Europa League final to Chelsea, ensuring that north west Londoners might need to play that contest once more this year.
Arsenal get their 2019-20 Premier League campaign underway from Newcastle on August 11, prior to a house meeting with Burnley on August 17.