At that time, Gazidis claimed the Gunners – Arsenal’s nickname – would be able to compete in the middle of European powers like Bayern Munich in three years’ time.
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Unfortunately until now the statement of the former CEO did not happen. It can even be said that there has been no significant improvement. Teams currently being handled Mikel Arteta it has slumped since last season.
Arsenal’s poor form was seen last season when they were thrown deep in the table English Premier League 2020/2021 . At that time, they could only finish in eighth place. That position also forced them to fail to appear in Europe’s elite competition, not to mention only the European Conference League class.
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Not to mention, this season, Arsenal also started the Premier League badly. In the first three matches, they lost in a row and currently sit in 13th place with a collection of 6 points.
Seeing these conditions, it’s no wonder Mertesacker thinks that Arsenal is still far from expectations. Gazidis’ statement about Arsenal’s bright future was countered by the current results.
“Fans want to see the premier league, they want to see the Champions League, they are just going back to what was said at the time (by the previous leadership),”