Manchester United left back Patrice Evra has launched another scathing attack on Arsenal ahead of Monday’s crucial Premier League clash between the two heavyweights at Old Trafford.
The French international, who has previously dubbed Arsene Wenger’s team as “babies” and “shameful“, suggested that “nobody will remember them in 10 years time” due to the recent lack of silverware in the Emirates Stadium trophy cabinet.
Speaking to French TV station Canal +, Evra said:
“In my opinion, Arsenal is just an Academy. I watch their games, they’re a pleasure to watch, but will they win a title? That’s what people remember. In 10 years, nobody will remember of them.
“Arsenal is a great Club, they didn’t win a trophy for 5 years, it’s a crisis in my opinion. People always think about the ‘Arsenal way of playing’, but at the end, there’s nothing.
“We can lose 13-0 against them, but at the end what happen? Nothing. No trophy, no nothing.”
Evra, 29, also claimed that Sir Alex Ferguson’s side only look out for Chelsea’s results in the Premier League, going on to say that Arsenal don’t pose a main threat to the Red Devils.
“We only watch out for Chelsea’s results, not Arsenal, even though Arsenal is a great team, which can win against Chelsea, against us, against anybody.
“When we play Arsenal, we enjoy it. It’s a team who play football, they won’t go at Old Trafford to play in their own box.
“The difference is that we play good football but we’ve got physical power as well. Sometimes they don’t manage to kill the games, and we are more clinical.”
These comments just come hours after Evra’s fellow United team-mate Nani revealed that Arsenal are now more of a “bigger threat” compared to Chelsea.
What do you think of Evra’s comments? Are they typical United mind-games? Or do they have some subtance to them?
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