Arsenal veteran Ray Parlor has admitted that he does not want the Gunners to face the Rangers in the Europa League this season, as he praises Steven Gerrard’s side for their place in the Final 16.
The Gers have flown home and Europe this season and continue their spectacular campaign by beating Royal Antwerp 5–2 in Eybro on Thursday night.
Rangers are on fire this season
He also has a surprising record in the Scottish Premiership of the period.
Ahead of Old Firm rivals Celtic by 18 points, the Rangers have won 26 of 30 league games so far, drawn four and lost zero, and scored 73 goals, winning just nine times.
The Rangers are one of four British sides who survived the final 16 draws of the Europa League, after Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal all came through, but Leicester were ruled out by Slavia Prague.
And the former Gunners star parlor believes that no English club will want to face the next Scottish veteran.
“I don’t want to do Rangers,” he said during the Friday Rangers Breakfast.
“For Arsenal, I think it’s a very difficult game, the way Steven Gerrard gets closer to the games and works hard. They are in the lower 16 and they will be confident that they will come a long way in this tournament Can.
“I think Manchester United will be the favorites, so you look at Arsenal, Spurs and AC Milan, but obviously the Rangers too … I don’t want to attract the Rangers yet.”
Alfredo Morelos contributed four goals and scored the first as the Rangers sealed a huge Europa League victory.
Even Celtic fan Allan Brazil has been forced to accept anything for the Rangers this season, claiming – through grinding his teeth – that they will race for the Europa League crown and a spot Are in In the Champions League next season.
“It’s very hard for me because you all know what my colors are,” the TalkSport Breakfast host said.
“I don’t envy Rangers like everyone else, Celtic is on their way for nine years, and it’s hard to watch if I’m completely honest Scottish football, but teams can improve their game and Steven does a fantastic job, in this There is no doubt about it.
“Can they win it?” You never know in a cup knockout. There are still good teams. If they get Manchester United I think they will be too strong for the Rangers, but we’ll see.
“I hope the Rangers attract one of England’s great players, I think that would be great!”
Rangers fans claim that they are a bigger club than Liverpool and English clubs are afraid of being in the Premier League
Jason Qandy also told Sports Bar that after being out of shock, he rated it as Rangers compared to Brendan Rodgers in Leicester.
The Foxes are flying high for third place in the Premier League, but were eliminated 2–0 from home by Slavia Prague on Thursday night, as their first leg ended.
“When you look at what the Rangers are doing, the Rangers are doing better than Leicester,” said Chelsea’s former Chelsea defender.
“I would love to see the Rangers playing for the Premier League. In the next round, Man United vs Rangers would be awesome anyway as it is England vs Scotland.
It was a disappointing European night for Leicester
“We are participating in the Scottish League, but what the Rangers have done in Europe is quite remarkable and what they are doing in the league is incredible.
“I don’t know if we can still measure the Rangers what they do in the league because it’s not as strong in the South, but what they do in Europe tells me that the Rangers are from what we usually see. Scottish is much better. Slide.
“Look what they are doing, look at what they have done, so you have to say there is more to this side.”
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