Former Super Eagles skipper, Nwankwo Kanu, believes Arsenal still have what it takes to turn their dwindling fortunes around after a shock defeat over Chelsea.
The former Arsenal striker has been celebrating the victory on Twitter with the club jersey with a ‘turnaround’ illustration.
Kanu strongly believes that Arsenal would bounce back and end the Premier League in a respectable position.
Well done 👍 Arsernal what a Christmas gift #arsenalvschelsea
Arsenal common you can turn this around KAN U BELIEVE? 💪🏾 #coyg @arsenal #kanUbelievethis ? #winning #premierleague #gunners #positivevibes pic.twitter.com/N9k8zLkKn3
— Kanu Nwankwo (@papilokanu) December 27, 2020
But a look at the latest Premier League predictions and where Arsenal could finish having suffered a disappointing start to the current campaign under Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal are enduring a particularly difficult campaign so far having picked up just 14 points from as many games.
The Gunners are currently down in 15th place, and according to the latest set of predictions, things aren’t about to get any better for Mikel Arteta’s men.
Arteta has come under real pressure in recent weeks having failed to turn around Arsenal’s disappointing start to the season, and if things continue along with the same trend, he may be lucky to keep his job despite being early in his reign.
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But the Spaniard faces an uphill battle to turn things around, according to the latest FiveThirtyEight predictions, which suggest a long season for the Gunners.
According to the prediction, Arsenal are on course to finish in 12th place with just 50 points, 12 points off Leicester City, who are tipped to finish in sixth despite their bright start to the campaign.
Of course, that near mid-table finish is far from the worst-case scenario for Arsenal given they are currently lingering just four points above the drop zone.
But 12th place is not where they will have wanted to be this term having enjoyed a bright end to last season and having spent a fair amount in the summer, signing the likes of Thomas Partey and Gabriel Magalhaes.
The predictions suggest Arsenal have just a 2% chance of making the Champions League, but on the bright side, they have just a 3% chance of getting relegated with West Brom (89%), Sheffield United (82%) and Fulham (46%) tipped to suffer the drop.