Former Arsenal defender William Gallas has revealed the Gunners’ lack a winners ‘mentality’ that would help them win the Premier League.
Mikel Arteta’s boys were close to ending a long wait for another Premier League title during the 2022/23 season but missed out on the final lap of the season.
Arsenal were top of the table for 247 days but still failed to clinch the league title, missing out to Manchester City.
In an interview with Gambling Zone, Gallas pointed out the missing piece from Arteta’s team and feared they could face the same fate this season.
“I’m sure Arsenal will get very close to winning the title this season, but I don’t think they be crowned champions in May. I think Arsenal are missing the character and the personality to become champions – these are the qualities that they needed to show at the end of last season, and they couldn’t.”
“I want to see Arsenal adapt a soldier mentality this season. I want to see players that are ready to communicate a lot in the pitch – demanding more of each other. I want to see experienced players taking responsibility when things are not going well on the pitch for Arsenal. I still think that Arsenal are missing this type of win-at-all-costs mentality and that is why I don’t think they will win the title this season.”
Arsenal would look to continue from the weekend where they beat City on penalties to clinch the FA Community Shield.