Merson reveals main Arsenal ‘worry’ after Emery sacking

Date published: Tuesday 3rd December 2019 11:46

Paul Merson Arsenal Chelsea

Paul Merson is worried that the current crop of Arsenal players are simply not good enough after Unai Emery was sacked last week.

It was a similar story for the Gunners at the weekend – with interim boss Freddie Ljungberg in charge – as they defended poorly despite spells of good attacking play to draw 2-2 against Norwich City.

The result against the side second from bottom in the Premier League table left Arsenal eighth and seven points behind Chelsea in fourth place.

“It was not good enough [Arsenal’s defending at Norwich],” Merson told Sky Sports’ The Debate.

“I worry for Arsenal as I just do not think the players are good enough. I feel sorry for them as they are playing at a big football club and they are so far out of their depth.

“It is sad to watch now and I feel for the fans. All good teams start from the front.

“You look at Liverpool and their front free are the best closing-down front three that you will see in any league. You look at Arsenal and there is no closing down up front.

“There are loads of players sitting there now thinking, ‘I’d like to play against Arsenal.’ And that is not right.”


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