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Arsenal have finished in the top four every season under Arsene Wenger but have failed to challenge for the league in the last 13 years, and former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp (who’s the son of Harry Redknapp) believes Arsenal fans will be jealous of Chelsea who have missed out on top four but always come back stronger

We missed out on top four in 2012 but won the Champions League, and we missed out again last season, and we are set to win the league. While Arsenal have achieved nothing despite their consistency.

“The top four thing is obviously vitally important but I think to a certain extent a lot of Arsenal fans will look at Chelsea and think ‘I wouldn’t mind one season being out of the top four and the next year win the league like Chelsea have’,” Jamie Redknapp said on Sky Sports.

“That’s what they keep getting every year, top four, top four and they’ve almost been brainwashed into thinking ‘this is success’.

“Yes it is to a certain extent and the number-crunchers at the club think so, but I’m on about the fans.

“I’m on about the players who played in the great teams, like Thierry Henry who knows what it’s like to win.

“If you said every year to that team with those characters in that dressing room that we are going to be happy with top four every year, I know what your answer would have been – no way.

“I think that has now transmitted to the players and they think top four is enough. It’s not for a club like Arsenal.”

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