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Arsenal invincible states why he feels his former side won’t win the Premier League

Written by on April 30, 2024

Former Arsenal star Jens Lehmann believes Mikel Arteta’s side need to be braver if they are to end the club’s 20 year wait for a Premier League title.

The German was an integral part of the unbeaten Invincibles side which won the league in the 2003-2004 season, the last time the Gunners lifted the trophy.

Arteta’s side currently sit a point clear of Manchester City at the top of the table, having played a game more than Pep Guardiola’s side, and finish the season with games against Bournemouth, Manchester United and Everton.

Lehmann feels Arsenal need to be braver

The former Goalkeeper believes Arsenal’s current team is very different to the one which won the league in 2004.

“They are very different to us in their approach, much more cautious and slower with the ball”,  Lehamnn told the Daily Mail.

Lehman believes Arteta’s side need to be braver if they are to win the league.

“Physically, they run a lot more and have more high intensity runs but they don’t play faster than us because we were a one-touch team.

“They all take three, four touches at a time. And if you’re too cautious in football, you can’t win trophies.”

The German feels if the Gunners are going to win the League then they need to be braver, and believes being too cautious has cost them in certain games.

“Most of the time, the bravest teams win the league. I would love them to win the title but that has cost them in certain games.

“It’s 20 years since we won the league and I hope Arsenal win but it’s not in their own hands anymore and that’s a weakness.”

With no European distractions or FA Cup final to worry about Arsenal can fully focus on their final three games of the season, which they need to win, and then hope City slip up.

Lehmann has voiced concerns that a lack of silverware show Arteta’s side are still a step down from football’s elite, with Arsenal last lifting a trophy four years ago.

“He’s done a good job but unfortunately, you’re talking to a guy who loves Arsenal, wants them to win and not just to be up there”, he added.

“I was very disappointed with how they lost to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

“Afterwards, they showed a great reaction beating Chelsea and Tottenham. But to be a big club, you have to win trophies.”

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