Alan Shearer has slammed Arsene Wenger for allowing his Arsenal squad to become full of ‘flaky’ players.
The Gunners succumbed to a disappointing 3-1 loss at the hands of Premier League leaders Chelsea this weekend, in a game that could well have been a more devastating defeat.
There was many disappointing moments during the match, such as watching Hazard beat Coquelin, Koscielny, Mustafi and Cech to put our side two goals behind, before the goalkeeper passed the ball to Cesc Fabregas to score into an open goal also.
Wenger has now been blamed by Shearer for allowing himself to be surrounded by such weak-minded players.
“The question is how he has been able to surround himself with so many flaky players?,” Shearer said.
“Saturday’s 3-1 defeat was a classic example as they were outfought and outplayed in all areas.
“Wenger was clutching at straws when he called for a foul on Hector Bellerin by Marcos Alonso for the first goal. Not at all.
“Theo Walcott’s inactivity in tracking back was highlighted on TV. As was the way Francis Coquelin was out-muscled by Eden Hazard in his great solo goal.
“But what was most stark for me in that Arsenal display was Alexis Sanchez’s lack of activity. Not one touch in Chelsea’s box.”
We appear to have fallen out of the race for the Premier league title, but losing away to the destructive force that is Chelsea is hardly a surprise. I know the manner in which we lost is obviously a bitter pill to swallow.
We must now muster the will to get behind our team while we can still mathematically catch the runaway leaders, and we also need to assure ourselves of our place in the top four.
Are our players really weak and ‘flaky’? Do we have the mentality to get ourselves back on track in the coming weeks?