Andre Villas-Boas gives his views on Arsenal’s alleged freefall

08:25 16 November 2012

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas. Photo credit: Nick Potts/PA wire

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas. Photo credit: Nick Potts/PA wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas disagrees with the view that Arsenal are in freefall.

Some have suggested that Tottenham will have no better chance of beating their arch rivals given the Gunners’ poor start to the season.

Wenger’s men conceded five against Reading in the Capital One Cup, lost to Norwich and drew against Fulham last week after missing a last minute penalty, leaving them 11 points off the top of the table.

Villas-Boas does not subscribe to the theory that Arsenal are in free fall under Wenger, however.

“Their position (in the league) is completely irrelevant,” he said.

“Last season they had a poor start and managed to clinch third spot by picking up points. You drop three points, you are condemned.

“This is the nature of the Premier League.”

Related articles


Live Blog Transfer Window Live June 30
 

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Arsenal news

Sunday, July 5, 2015
A TV camera films the action during the Barclays Premier League  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

The general manager of Bundesliga club Mainz is becoming increasingly concerned that the English Premier League is going to threaten clubs like his.

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Roberto Soldado of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham and Stoke. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado’s pending move to Galatasaray has been put on hold after the Turkish side signed Lukas Podolski from Arsenal.

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Pedro Rodriguez of FC Barcelona celebrates (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

The latest transfer news on another hot day in the capital.

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Tomas Rosicky of Arsenal (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Tomas Rosicky is wanted by Sparta Prague as they look to end his frustrating spell on the Arsenal bench.

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Santi Cazorla at the launch of Arsenal's home kit  (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

It may be a Saturday but that hasn’t stopped there being plenty of rumours and gossip from around our London clubs. Here’s a quick guide.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Read more
Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Read more
Adrenalin junkies, this one's for you!

An icon of British engineering and a consistent favourite of James Bond, there are few names quite as legendary in motoring as Aston Martin.

Read more