Jamie Redknapp believes Arsenal are 'are good enough to get anywhere near to the top four' following their disappointing 1-0 defeat to West Ham.
Declan Rice scored the game's only goal at the London
Stadium as the Gunners
struggled to make a breakthrough on Saturday afternoon.
And with Arsenal set for another quiet January window, Sportsmail's
Redknapp believes manager Unai Emery needs to be backed in the transfer market or they will miss out on Champions League
football next season as a result.
'I just don't think they are good enough,' Redknapp said on Sky Sports. 'They can play whatever system they want but look at their squad of players and I just don't think they are good enough to get anywhere near to the top four.
'I feel sorry for the fans, because they talk about only being able to get loan players in but you look at all the other top clubs and they are investing and always looking to improve, Arsenal are a big club and their fans deserve better than that.
'But in all honesty, I just think Emery was not left with a good squad at all and I'm not surprised that they are struggling away from home.'
Arsenal have finished outside the top four for the past two seasons having consistently secured Champions League football since 1996.
The Gunners started the season brightly after going on a long unbeaten run of games in the first half of the season.
However, a recent dip in form has seen the north London side fall further away from their top-four rivals.
Chelsea can extend the gap to six points with a win over Newcastle on Saturday evening.