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Heurelho Gomes: Arsenal are ‘a small team that don’t look like winning a title soon’

ARSENAL are “a small team that don’t look like winning a title soon”.

That’s the verdict of Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes following the Hornets’ quarter-final FA Cup victory at The Emirates.

And his views are scarcely likely to fill the Gunners with confidence as they bid to overturn a 2-0 Champions League deficit against Barcelona at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.

 Heurelho Gomes
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Heurelho Gomes

Watford No 1 Gomes gave way to understudy Costel Pantilimon for the 2-1 victory but explained just how confident Watford were as they approached the game due to Arsenal’s many deficiencies.

Goals from Odion Ighalo and Adlene Guedioura won the game, leaving the Gunners withan awesome Euro task together with the fact that they are eight points behind leaders Leicester in the Premier League.

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Mertesacker sniffs his fingers

The FA Cup was most likely their final chance of salvaging silverware, but Gomes insisted:

“It is the best time to play Arsenal and we came to the match very confident.

“When you see Arsenal playing against big teams, they look like a small team. They don’t look like winning a title soon.”

 

“We knew once we had the ball we’d be able to pass it around since Arsenal gives you too much space.

"They are not strong defensively.”