Ian Wright says Arsenal will have to make drastic changes if they are to have any chance of winning the Champions League this season.
The Gunners now look destined to finish second in the group after Wednesday’s disappointing 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain at the Emirates.
Should both clubs win their final games of the group as expected, against Basel and Ludogorets, PSG will finish top on account of a better head-to-head record.
Arsenal may therefore once again face a tough draw in the round of 16 and Wright says their chances of success in the competition look slim at present.
When asked if his former could win the tournament this time around, he said via Standard Sport: “No, not on the way they are playing just now.
“Something is going to have to change and change drastically in the team. Three or four players have got to really kick in.
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“But you can’t say that judging Arsenal’s last three performances [draws against Tottenham, Manchester United and PSG] you can see a team that can win the Champions League – not for me, unfortunately.”
Wednesday’s draw with Arsenal has left fans fearing the worst with the club having been knocked out in the round-of-16 for the last six years in a row.
Finishing second in the group leaves the club, theoretically, facing a tougher draw and another potential early exit which would have been avoided with victory over PSG.
Arsenal have been knocked out by Barcelona, Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Monaco in recent seasons although with one game to go in the group there is still a slim chance of a further twist.