Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer, has told Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, to focus on finishing among the top four in the Premier League this season.
He also said the Spaniard should try to win the domestic cup in his first season in charge.
Shearer, a Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorer and regular pundit said the former PSG manager should quash any hope of winning the Premier League title this season.
Emery took over at the Emirates from Arsene Wenger, who left Arsenal after 22 years in charge.
Arsenal had stagnated under Wenger and finished last season in sixth place – their lowest finish since 1995.
Arsenal did reach the League Cup final but were beaten 3-0 at Wembley by Premier League champions, Manchester City.
“It’s been a difficult start to the season for Arsenal. I don’t see them being anywhere near contending for the league title, that is there for everyone to see,” Shearer told Coral.
“They have some decent players but it isn’t going to be enough to push the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.
“Their aim has to be to try and break back into the top four and maybe challenge for one of the cup competitions.
“It is never easy when a new manager comes in to replace someone who has been there as long as Wenger was.
“It is going to take a long time for everyone at the club to adjust to a new way of doing things.”