Alan Shearer gives his view on Arsenal’s top four chances

According to former champion England international, Alan Shearer, Arsenal can still make into the top four despite the loss to the fourth-placed Chelsea at Emirates on Sunday. Arsenal bottled a solitary goal lead in the 82nd minute just to see one more goal shipped in the 87th minute to dramatically lose the fixture. This loss means that the Spaniard manager’s homecoming wasn’t pleasant compared to that of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Frank Lampard.

However, Alan Shearer held a different view regarding the same;

“If they can work out how to break down teams who sit back, then they will make the top four,” 

The Gunners gave Mikel Arteta a great start at Emirates with Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scoring from superb header. However, it wasn’t enough to seal the game as Tammy Abraham spilled the beans over the dreams of Arsenal and its fans.

“For the first 80 minutes at the Emirates there were so many signs of encouragement for Arsenal but, in the end, the same old problems that have plagued them for years came back to haunt them,”

“In the first half they looked compact and tight at the back – not something that can be said too often.

“The whole team appeared organised for large parts and it looked as though they had a different attitude.

They put in a huge amount of effort, which they have regularly lacked in the past.

“Then, with just seven minutes to go, the old Arsenal came back to bite and they self-destructed.

“Firstly, you can’t legislate for individual errors with Bernd Leno, who has rarely been the culprit, gifting Chelsea an equaliser.

“Then, instead of settling for 1-1 which would have been a good result, they went charging up the pitch at the end and left themselves wide open at the back.

“Even then they could have stopped the winner, with Shkodran Mustafi needing to get tighter to Tammy Abraham.”

Alan Shearer also opined that Arsenal should find a way out to break the low block defenses to continue winning and seal the Champions League berth. Currently, Gunners enter the new year sitting in the 12th position and will face Manchester United on January 1st. Can Arsenal make a comeback or will sink further down?