Arsenal stars accused of lacking ‘bite’ by former England international

Stan Collymore has claimed that Philippe Coutinho would fit in at Arsenal because he lacks ‘bite’ along with our current crop of players.

The outspoken former striker has been in the headlines for the wrong reasons previously, famously being arrested for hitting ex-wife Ulrika Jonsson, but is believed to have turned things around since.

Collymore actively seeks out abusive trolls on the internet but that won’t stop him from having at a jibe at Arsenal when the opportunity comes calling, as do his latest comments back up.

Stan has claimed that Arsenal lack bite, whilst claiming that Coutinho, who is currently linked with a move to the Emirates this summer, also lacks in it.

“So Arsenal have joined the race for Philippe Coutinho,” the former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker quipped.

“He’d fit in well at the Emirates with the rest of the nice, soft and cuddly Gunners, who have less bite than my 89-year-old mum with her teeth out.”

Arsenal had definitely lacked some character in recent years, but under Mikel Arteta there has certainly been much more hunger and passion being shown, and I would have to disagree with Collymore’s claim.

The Brazilian has struggled to live up to his huge following since leaving Liverpool in January 2018, and is now believed to be available for transfer, which may be why he is an easy target for Collymore, but his performances in the Premier League previously show he has more than enough ability on the field.

Mikel Arteta is said to be keen on the move, although on the offset his asking price is likely to be out of our budget, but a possible loan deal could well be an option.

Would Coutinho be a bad signing for Arsenal? Does anyone actually take any notice of Collymore?


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  1. SueP says:

    1. I couldn’t give a fig what Stan Collymore thinks or says. Not exactly the sort of man I have any respect for regardless of whether he has turned his life around.

    2. Are we really, really after Coutinho? Barcelona and Bayern Munich don’t want him.

  2. Loose Cannon says:

    He spoke the truth, the current crop are a group of careless and callous, over caressed, over paid individuals who care a damn for the club and fans.This started during the second half of Wenger’s terms, Emery tried to do away with it but the ugly player power got him sacked.It wont be long before Arteta accept and joins them in mediocrity or stands up to them and either axes them or gets himself axed. There is no passion and desire in this team or how can one justify Ozil crawling off the pitch of a European final night when we are trailing? And some fans adore this behavior. Xhaka gave away a penalty in last years ending EPL match, and talks crap that strikers should score more goals! And gets rewarded with captaincy? Oh I think the ownership, management have to change, get a demanding owner and ruthless management. A proper scouting network and a manager/coach who is demanding on the pitch and not the training ground alone. With Auba going, the coming season looks bleak, better we do not play football.

    1. SueP says:

      Whilst I appreciate your passion for what needs to be done I genuinely believe that Arteta has a steely character. He would have paid attention to the best of AW and PG, particularly the latter and has already made a difference so expecting a clear out of ownership, management and scouting is currently pie in the sky. I have faith in Mikel and for our future and he clearly has put smiles and more commitment on the faces of the squad. I was desperately disappointed with how UE panned out and expect more from Arteta and the Edu partnership

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