Adams also suggests search should begin now for Wenger’s successor.
Arsenal legend Tony Adams believes his former club are “miles away” from winning another Premier League title, and says the search for Arsene Wenger’s successor should begin now.
The 46-year-old was speaking to The Sun, after being given the cold shoulder by the club after appealing to its board members to give him a role in its hierarchy as he believes he would be a positive presence at the Emirates.
However, the Gunners did not respond and recently appointed 73-year-old Chips Keswick as chairman, a decision which has baffled Adams.
Regardless of perhaps still being disappointed by the decision, Adams clearly wants the best for his former employers, but believes that they are still short of being capable of ending their trophy drought any time soon.
“It’s time that Arsenal won something again, even the FA Cup or League Cup, but I can’t see it, to be honest.
“They are still not good enough in certain areas of the team and they are miles off the title.
“Also, they should be lining up the new manager. Chief executive Ivan Gazidis is in a tricky situation and could do with some help.”
Current boss Arsene Wenger will see his current contract expire at the end of next season, and there has been speculation linking him with a move to PSG next summer.
However, it is unclear at this stage as to whether the club will offer him a new deal, but Adams believes that they have already missed an opportunity by overlooking him as an option to take a position on the board.
The former defensive stalwart wrote to the club earlier this month putting himself forward as an individual who could offer something moving forward. He believes the Gunners have made a questionable decision, with the “visionary” option being appointing him.
“Chips is a great guy but not a very imaginative choice by the owner and he is 73,” Adams said. “If they just wanted a figurehead, they should have gone for me. It would have been a better visionary decision than Chips.
“Look, I would make the tea for Arsenal Football Club and I thought I ticked all the boxes. I don’t need the money. I would put the good of the club first in every case and I could mediate well within the club,” he concluded.
Reports this summer have linked Arsenal with several big-money signings, and it remains to be seen whether Adams’ prediction of another trophy-less season comes to fruition.