Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the membership’s different senior gamers have been accused of letting the Gunners and supervisor Mikel Arteta down this season.
The north London facet face getting into the Christmas interval nearer to the bottom-three than the top-six after a dreadful first-half of the marketing campaign.
Arsenal have simply 4 wins from their opening 13 video games of the season, and sit 15th forward of their conflict in opposition to Everton this weekend.
It’s an enormous conflict for the out-of-form Gunners, who’ve confronted criticism for his or her lack of ardour, battle and character, in addition to a large number of particular person errors which have price the crew.
Their woeful begin has additionally piled the stress on boss Arteta, with a bit of supporters calling for the rookie boss to go away, lower than a 12 months after his appointment and simply months after guiding the membership to the FA Cup.
talkSPORT pundit Tony Cascarino admits Arteta should be partly responsible for the membership’s slide, however insists the Gunners’ huge gamers must do extra.
“Their most skilled gamers haven’t notably performed nice soccer this 12 months,” stated the Weekend Sports activities Breakfast host.
“David Luiz, Willian, Aubameyang, Lacazette, none of them have excelled, so that you’re counting on plenty of younger gamers to return by and be good.
“I simply really feel there’s a nervous facet to Arsenal after they play.”
Cascarino has additionally been left fairly baffled by Arteta’s techniques, saying the Gunners had been an unorganised mess of their final outing in opposition to Southampton, which led to a 1-1 draw.
The talkSPORT pundit says Arteta’s males had been performed off the park at residence and was shocked with what he noticed, and claims boss is just not getting one of the best out of Aubameyang as the opposite gifted gamers in his squad.
“With Aubameyang I’m simply not fairly certain the place he’s enjoying within the entrance line and the place he thinks he ought to play,” Casc added.
“The 2 centre-halves at Southampton are giants, and so they’re enjoying balls into Nketiah down the center and he’s obtained no likelihood.
“They defend in enormous numbers so it’s a little bit of an issue, and the 2 boys in midfield Ceballos and Elneny had been getting the runaround by Ward-Prowse and Romero, they dominated midfield and Arsenal couldn’t get on the ball.
“Each time Southampton had the ball Arsenal obtained everybody behind it, after which after they broke they inevitably tried to play it out from the again, they’d play a ball ahead and so they’d be nobody up entrance.
“That was Arsenal… on the Emirates!
“That’s not on, that may’t occur.”