Boateng slams the Englishmen for not having the courage to keep it up in Europe…
Former Tottenham player Kevin Prince Boateng has accused Arsenal of bottling it when it matters.
Boateng welcomes the Gunners to the San Siro on Tuesday night but insists his Milan team-mates have nothing to fear in their Champions League last-16 clash.
“The problem with Arsenal is one day they play amazing football and then they play really badly,” he said.
“In the end they don’t have balance. They either play unbelievable football or they don’t know what they’re doing.
“It comes down to inexperience. Arsenal don’t know what you have to do to win titles — they’re always close but they break down.
“All their players are young, of course they’re hungry but they don’t know how to get this target.
“Without the experience it’s difficult — to take the last step, experience is what you need. To win the league or to reach the semi-final or final of the Champions League you need experience.
“There’s always something missing at Arsenal. That bit is the experience — we have so much of that at Milan and I think that’s what they need.”
Arsenal have not won a trophy since 2005 and Boateng does not expect them to buck the trend until manager Arsene Wenger starts splashing some serious cash.
“These days you must spend money if you really want to have success”, he said.
“We want to prove we are among the best in Europe. The name of Milan is big.
“It’s time to show we’re still in the top five teams in the world and the Arsenal game comes along at a perfect time.”