FORMER Manchester United star Louis Saha believes Arsenal will finish outside the top four next season.
The Gunners battled for the Premier League title last time out but Saha tips other clubs to bounce back.
Arsenal are looking to strengthen this summer with the addition of Declan Rice after submitting an improved £105million bid for the West Ham captain.
But Saha still thinks they will struggle to match the second place finish they achieved this season, predicting the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea to bounce back.
Saha told Betfred : "I believe that Liverpool are going to be up there and will most likely be the main threat.
"Everybody will probably say Arsenal because of what they did last season.
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"But even if they make some good signings this summer, I’ll still be surprised if they finish ahead of Man City, Liverpool, Man United and Chelsea next season."
Mikel Arteta is exploring several options to improve his squad including the addition of the 'Turkish Messi' Arda Guler.
The youngster has two years left on his current contract which includes a £17.5m release clause.
Kai Havertz's arrival from Chelsea is also imminent after a video was leaked showing the forward giving his first interview for Arsenal.
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He said in the video: “It's super exciting for me personally. I'm so glad to join this amazing club.
“This club has such a big history and I hope we can achieve lots of things. I'm looking forward to meeting the players and staff, it's going to be exciting.”
He continued: “You can see the family mentality the team has on the pitch and I guess they have it off the pitch as well.
“The team mentality in the squad is very, very high and you can feel that. That was one of the reasons why it was so hard to play against Arsenal.
“And, obviously, there are so many talented players and, you know, there’s big room to achieve big things as well.”
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