McDermottâ€™s relegation-threatened Reading take on the Gunners tonight with both clubs going through unrest.
He said: â€śArsenal are a massive club and well run financially, a terrific institution. I canâ€™t see it as them being in crisis.
â€śThey generally come good at the back end of the season.
However many years since Arsene has been there, they have made the Champions League. I have always kept a lose eye on how Arsenal are doing because I was there eight years and they taught me a lot.
â€śHistorically Arsenal are in the top three or four every season.â€ť