Merson slams Arsenal boss: ‘Unai Wenger is running things’

Date published: Tuesday 3rd September 2019 2:39

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Paul Merson doesn’t think much has changed at Arsenal since Arsene Wenger left the club following the north London derby draw against Tottenham on Sunday.

The Gunners have had a mixed start to the season with two wins against Newcastle and Burnley, before a 3-1 loss against Liverpool was followed by the 2-2 draw against Spurs over the weekend.

And Merson was critical of Unai Emery after the match, claiming that the Gunners have failed to address the same old issues.

“The north London derby was a great spectacle, a proper game, and Arsenal would have taken a draw when they were two goals down,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“But has anything changed at Arsenal? I don’t think so.

Arsenal were commended for not collapsing at Liverpool the week before, credit where credit’s due, but nothing has changed. It’s like Unai Wenger is running things at the moment.

“Every time Tottenham broke they looked like they were going to score, Arsenal were that open. The midfield issues were serious.

“You’ve got Granit Xhaka who goes around kicking people and getting booked.

“Yes, Matteo Guendouzi found a great pass for the equaliser, but you cannot rely on him or Lucas Torreira to thread the ball through the eye of a needle on a consistent basis.”


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