Patrice Evra beamed Arsenal for lacking out on the Premier League prime 4 final season, saying he knew it was going to occur because the squad “lacked character”.
The Gunners have didn’t make the highest 4 within the final six seasons and completed fifth in 2021/22 after a late collapse handed final place within the Champions League to north London rivals Tottenham.
Mikel Arteta’s facet have been defeated 3-0 on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on 12 Could, leaving Spurs a degree behind them with two video games to go.
However the Gunners would lose to Newcastle 4 days later and regardless of beating Everton on the ultimate day it wasn’t sufficient as Tottenham saved their nerve with victories over Burnley and Norwich.
It meant Arsenal needed to accept the Europa League after back-to-back eighth-place finishes in 2019-20 and 2020-21.
Manchester United legend Evra feels the Gunners didn’t make the minimize resulting from a scarcity of character within the dressing room.
“Personally, I knew they weren’t going to complete within the prime 4,” Evra advised Stadium Astro.
“Not as a result of I’m a Manchester United fan, however as a result of they lack character.
“This 12 months in the event that they don’t make the highest 4 [again]individuals will say it wasn’t a profitable season.’
Tottenham wing-back Ivan Perisic additionally thought it was “apparent” Arsenal wouldn’t end within the prime 4 within the Premier League after shedding to Spurs final season.
Perisic joined Tottenham this summer season and revealed he had his first contact with boss Antonio Conte in March. The second name got here after the north London derby when it was clear Spurs would beat Arsenal in fourth place.
“I feel our first contact was in March,” Perisic stated Sky Sports activities. “And the second was after I suppose they gained towards Arsenal and it was apparent they may get to the Champions League.
“I at all times needed to play within the Champions League and in addition needed to attempt to get into the Premier League.
“Once they obtained to the Champions League we spoke and the deal was completed in two days and it was lots simpler.”
Tottenham impressed beneath Antonio Conte final season and after a robust switch window many are advising them to be in competition for the Premier League title, together with Gary Neville.
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