Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has written off the club’s chances of winning either the Champions League or Europa League this season.
The 52-year-old was speaking on BT Sport ahead of the Gunners taking on Dinamo Zagreb, in a game that they went on to win 3-0 to keep their hopes of advancing to the knockout stages of the Champions League alive.
However, Wright is not convinced that manager Arsene Wenger has a squad capable of taking on the top teams in Europe, particularly when they are not at full strength as is the case currently.
Furthermore, he questioned their ability to even win the Europa League should they miss out on second spot in Group F and move down to the next best competition in European football.
Wright has insisted that the club must buy reinforcements in January, as reported by The Mirror, otherwise he fears that they may lose their momentum during the course of the campaign and fall short in their bid to win silverware this season.
The former England international was particularly concerned with the state of the midfield, as injuries to Francis Coquelin, Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere have left the Gunners light in that department.
Aaron Ramsey returned to action in the win over Zagreb after coming off the bench for the last 15 minutes, but whether or not Mathieu Flamini can step in and play well consistently in that defensive midfield role remains to be seen.
Despite their success on Tuesday night and the fact that they remain just two points adrift of current Premier League leaders Leicester City, Wright is clearly anxious about the state of the current Arsenal squad, but it is unclear as to whether or not Wenger will make any moves in January.