Arsenal want a participant who can roll their sleeves up and present some combat, as Mikel Arteta’s present squad ‘fold like a pack of playing cards’.
That is in line with Gunners legend Ray Parlour, who hit out on the present Arsenal gamers on Friday’s talkSPORT Breakfast together with his former membership solely 5 factors away from the relegation zone.
They haven’t gained within the Premier League since defeating Manchester United on November 1 and, with Everton, Chelsea and Brighton up subsequent, the north Londoners may maybe not declare their subsequent league win till the brand new 12 months.
It’s not simply the outcomes which have been disappointing, both, as Arsenal’s performances have been poor to match.
They’re creating so few possibilities at one finish of the pitch, struggling to defend on the different finish of the pitch – and gamers are being despatched off left, proper and centre.
However Parlour believes it isn’t technical or tactical deficiencies affecting Arsenal – it’s the lack of combat proven by the gamers.
“They should care somewhat bit extra concerning the membership, and combat somewhat bit extra,” stated the Romford Pele. “I don’t see sufficient combat within the staff.
“I actually don’t see, ‘we’re up towards it lads, let’s dig in, let’s have a bit extra of a go and make it tough for the opposition’.
“They fold too rapidly, like a pack of playing cards.
“As soon as it goes improper everyone goes, ‘I’m not going to be the one who rolls my sleeves up and will get everybody round me to combat a bit extra’.
“That’s what they’re lacking.”
Parlour did have an answer for one in all Arsenal’s present issues – their lack of ability to attain objectives.
The Gunners have netted solely 11 occasions of their 13 Premier League matches this time period, and Ray believes bringing in a goalscoring midfielder within the fashion of a sure Chelsea legend would go some approach to fixing this situation.
“They want a Frank Lampard,” continued Parlour. “They’ve received no objectives from midfield.
“Who’s going to attain from midfield? You’ve received Ceballos, you’ve received Xhaka, and also you’ve received Elneny… there aren’t any objectives from central areas!
“Aubameyang has been in for lots of stick, however they’re counting on Aubameyang an excessive amount of.”