Jamie Redknapp believes Arsenal’s issues will proceed even when Mikel Arteta loses his job.
The Gunners had been overwhelmed at dwelling by Manchester City as they exited the Carabao Cup with a whimper on Tuesday evening.
Alexandre Lacazette cancelled out an early opener by Gabriel Jesus however targets from Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden and Aymeric Laporte sealed a convincing City victory, in a match which noticed Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Runarsson make two expensive errors.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta was already beneath intense stress earlier than the match on the Emirates began, however this lacklustre outcome will solely elevate extra questions on his managerial credentials.
Nonetheless, Redknapp defined the issue is far larger than who the supervisor is, claiming the issues the membership at the moment has will live on no matter who’s in cost.
Though none of them featured within the match, Redknapp had a pop at Mesut Ozil, David Luiz and Granit Xhaka in a passionate rant after the match.
On whether or not Arsenal ought to sack Arteta, Redknapp informed Sky Sports activities: “It’s important to be very cautious. When he was speaking about earlier on with percentages of video games you ought to be successful…
“You possibly can’t insult the intelligence of soccer followers like that, you’ve simply acquired to say it as it’s.
“Folks will say ‘will he lose his job?’ Dropping 4-1 at dwelling is just not best, their final win got here towards Man United on November 1st and I assumed after that recreation that they may very well be onto one thing fairly particular however swiftly issues have gone unsuitable and so they’re all devoid of confidence.
“In fact you may go and sack the supervisor however the factor is there’s solely a bunch of three or 4 gamers who the supervisor might belief.
“Whoever is available in subsequent, David Luiz most likely received’t play properly for ten or eleven video games however he’ll suppose ‘cor, he’s a great participant’ and he’ll begin making errors as a result of he’ll get bored. He’ll have Granit Xhaka, pondering ‘wow, he’s a great participant’ after which he’ll get despatched off.
“The supervisor will most likely usher in Ozil and suppose he shouldn’t have been ignored within the first place.
“He’ll play properly a few video games and received’t monitor again and get bored after which that would be the issues for this workforce.
“There are too a lot of them, who it doesn’t matter what you do will allow you to down. It’s a workforce filled with kidders proper now and I really feel for the younger gamers.
“I preserve listening to about dressing room unrest, somebody within the dressing room that retains giving info. For those who’ve acquired that, you’ve acquired main issues, you’ve acquired no probability and also you’ve acquired to eliminate these gamers as shortly as doable. It’s not straightforward to do.
“For those who eliminate the supervisor, who can are available in? Who’s on the market?”