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5 reasons why Arsenal won't win the Europa League

Many are surprised that a team of Arsenal's stature are in the Europa League. Will they take the competition seriously?


Arsenal v West Ham United - Premier League
Arsene Wenger

Arsenal will begin their Europa League adventure at home to FC Koln, as they seek to take early control of Group H. Never in a million years did Arsenal fans think they’d be playing Europa League football this season. They knew last season was bad but the fruits of that rotten season have now come to fruition. They viewed the Europa League as beneath them, now they must do their best to win it.

Arsenal may still be perceived as a big club but they have no chance in hell of winning the Europa League this season. Manchester United may have done it last season but the Gunners will not match that feat.

Here are 5 reasons why Arsenal won’t win the Europa League...

#5 They’re simply not good enough

Liverpool v Arsenal - Premier League
Arsenal have only reached 1 Champions League final in history

Yes, Arsenal have world class players and top-quality players but as a team, they don’t perform. As a unit, the Gunners are a shambolic outfit that most teams in the world can expose. Whether small or big, every team knows how Arsene Wenger sets up his teams and where their main weaknesses lie.

In recent years, Arsenal have experienced many embarrassing nights in Europe, forget the high-profile thrashings to Bayern Munich and Barcelona. Arsenal have been beaten by Dinamo Zagreb and squandered a 3-goal lead at home to Anderlecht in recent seasons. The Gunners are feared by no one and seen as beatable by everyone. 

Since its inception, Arsenal have played 191 games in the UEFA Champions League, they’ve lost 50 of them. On top of that, they’ve only surpassed the Round of 16 stage on six occasions out of 20 attempts. Arsenal are not a big European club, end of. 

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