“Arsenal’s back three will always give you a chance. It’s a fact.” pundit reacts to Arsenal loss to Tottenham

Arsenal’s poor defending cost them all three points again in the North London derby against Tottenham.

The Gunners have suffered from poor defending throughout this season, and they looked to have gotten better since the new year.

Prior to this game, they had kept three clean sheets in four league games and fans were confident that they would be able to see out this game as well.

They took the lead through a fine strike from Alexandre Lacazette, but it didn’t last long as they eventually conceded an equaliser within minutes.

Jamie Redknapp wasn’t surprised that the Gunners had given a goal away in that manner after a poor pass from Sead Kolasinac led to Heung Min Son’s equaliser.

Redknapp reckoned that Arsenal’s defence would always give a chance away to the opposing strikers.

Asked if it was an improved Spurs performance, Redknapp told Sky Sports: “It was to a certain extent. It was a performance of a team struggling for a little bit of confidence, Arsenal had the ball for long periods and Spurs had to play on the counter-attack, but at least they looked dangerous. They just looked like a bit more of an attacking threat.

“Arsenal’s back three will always give you a chance. It’s a fact. They’re defending better but they can’t help it, it’s in their DNA right now. 

“But for Spurs, it was all about getting three points. There was some moments that went their way but they looked dangerous enough and you thought something might go their way and it’s a brilliant header from Alderweireld. 

“That’s what leaders do and you need people like him to stand up when you have a difficult period.”

This loss is a big blow to Arsenal’s ambitions of finishing this season in a European place. They are now two points behind the Lilywhites and they will still have to face Liverpool before the end of this season.

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7 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    Yep! And no doubt we’ll give Mustafi a new deal….

  2. Grandad says:

    Redknapp is unfortunately correct.Our back three , individually and collectively are simply below the standard required for a Club which is looking to qualify for the Champions League competition.Basically until we are able to replace these guys and Sokratis for that matter , we will never again challenge for top honours.
    To me the sadest feature of the match is the fact that, as was the case at Brighton, we were beaten by a very ordinary side.

    1. RFrancis says:

      I would argue that the quality of our midfield is not enough and that’s why Arteta plays 5 in the middle to compensate for this. They invariably get exposed by quick counter attacks and set plays.

  3. RFrancis says:

    It’s now clear the CLUB is on the edge of a cliff. The current players are not good enough and the Club is skint. We need miracles….

    1. Mogunna says:

      Indeed Francis, some still don’t get it,

      Until we get a top CB and DM at least, we can’t cope with Spurs, Man U, City, Reds, Chelsea. Means no CL, miracle be EL.
      .
      Unfortunately we have enough money and a dumbo’ard, some are doing well with no money but a brain. Dortmund…

  4. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

    Apart from Sead, who is not a defender, Luiz unforunately lacks lace for a high backline 90 mins, Mustafi was doing well until the last 15 mins, his stamina obviously dropped and Bellerin left too much space for him to cover, with midfield as well playing high and exhausted. Defense is a team thing.

    1. Andy Richard says:

      Arsenal, should go out there, and get a Season Coach, that can study players, and know where they should play at a time. Why should a big Team like Arsenal, be Placed in the hands of Trainee Coach, And you want to get good result? It’s quite Unfortunate. I’ve been supporting this club Arsenal, far back 1992. Every I go the call me “GUNNERS” how can I stand this type of Embarrassment?

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