“They’re still in a really good position” Pundit urges Arsenal not to panic after Palace loss

Jamie Carragher believes Arsenal is still in a good position to finish the season inside the top four despite their 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace last night and urges them not to press the panic button yet.

The Gunners suffered a heavy defeat in a game they needed to win to return to the fourth spot.

They are now behind Tottenham on the league table, although the Lilywhites have played a game more.

This has set up a nervy end to the season with Arsenal yet to face Spurs and Chelsea in the league as well.

It will be a tough next few weeks for Mikel Arteta’s side, but with a game in hand on Tottenham above them, former Liverpool defender, Carragher believes now is not the time to panic.

He said via The Daily Mail: ‘It’s a bad night for Arsenal, the way they’ve lost, not just the three points.

‘But I think it’s very important that they don’t panic and there’s no hysteria. They’re still in a really good position, a better position than Tottenham and Manchester United, and they’ve just won five away games on the bounce.’

Just Arsenal Opinion

That defeat to Palace could have a devastating effect on our players’ mindset, but it shouldn’t, especially in an important time of a season like this.

We can get back to winning ways in our next match, and that is exactly what we should target at this moment.

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    1. Our rookie coach is up against a very proven winner coach. So far we have failed the 1st test. Tragedy was not the loss but the way we lose. If we played better and lose than I would have still consider us favourites but now it might be slipping from our grasp. One more mistake than we are gone. In positive note it would still be better than last year.

  1. Failure to beat Brighton could be fatal.We all know the great thing about the epl is all teams can beat one another.
    Arsenal had more possession. However it doesnt win you matches. Fancy football get s you nowhere.
    Hopefully MA will go more direct instead of incessant passing.
    This is a recipe for a deadly sucker punch

    1. We’ll badly need the home supporters for the next game. Unfortunately, we can’t be very pragmatic, since there’s no Giroud on the bench

  2. In a one on one,both Gabriel and White are easily shunted aside.
    Arsenal need someone like Zaha to run at defenders.
    Martineeli shd be deployed to the centre since he has dribbling skills
    Its up to MA to make use of the resources. Compared to the the others Arsenal forward line is threadbare

  3. Until Arteta cops on, this is how every team is going to come at us. Dude has to have a plan B.

  4. The gaffer is a victim of his own success,

    Liverpool was hammered 7- 2 by Aston Villa, the faithfuls told there squad they will never walk alone.

    The Liverpool squad brushes the 7-2 hammering aside and the rest is now history.

    The gunners must now brush this dismal performance aside and take out our frustrations on Brighton who dont have a clue on how to score goals

    1. I agree with you, but easier said than done. That is the Achilles Heel for Arteta, his tactics don’t equate to scoring goals.

      He organized the team and improved the defense, but has no idea how to improve the scoring. It has been a serious problem since he took the club over.

      For me it brings up the question about his management being too “scripted” where he tries to control every aspect of the match.

      He is always incessantly screaming instructions from the sidelines, and doesn’t seem to trust the players with freedom and creativity.

      1. His tactics doesn’t equate to scoring going yet we r in fight for champions league spot

        First arteta doesn’t have tactic now he is too scripted.

        If he is quite on the sideline u will still blame it for the loss.

        All this excuse when u can just accept that it wasn’t our day, big teams lose too

      2. So Conte/Gerrard/Dyche/Potter,Lampard…and Co do not trust their players because they are always barking instructions?it doesn’t make any sense at all especially when you don’t know what the instructions are. few games ago MA was telling Pépé to track back,Gerrard was pushing his players to press us more aggressively and as a unit.there is no winning with some.if the manager is quiet,he doesn’t know what to do or care,if he instructs his players he doesn’t trust them and giving them some good instructions, advices like targeting an opponent weak defender/side…no?

  5. Having a lethal striker like Osimhen could have made a massive difference at Selhurst last night, he doesn’t need half of a chance.

    We created excellent chances at Selhurst last night , like Manchester city we fail to take a single one.

  6. Good observation Durand. Some of your statement might sound harsh but it’s the truth. While the act of the touchline is being praised as passionate, some managers are the opposite of that. I could remember ole being on the seat for majority of their games when in charged and he eventually got sacked. However the goals scoring has really been a big issue since arteta arrived. Out of the top 7 we have the least goals scored, come down below, apart from wolves, the 3teams below wolves has score has many goals as us with just little margin. That’s not a good sign at all. Especially in a season where we all believe we are doing better than the previous years. When you compare those teams budget to ours , it’s quite embarrassing. Yeah we wanted the defence sorted out which seems to have improved but our goals start to declined. It’s not just this season but even last season as well. What let wenger and emery down was the defence which appears to have gotten better, but their goals scoring team was never this poor.

  7. I kind of sense the international break is going to affect our momentum….. I hope we pick up again. And I hope theres no international break again

  8. Our attack really is pathetic it kinda makes you miss the lord bendtner Vela days. We need 2 forwards in the summer and then someone to show the current crop of players how to shoot.

  9. Not now top 4 no chance without tierney and partley we are to weak and will be exposed exactly like palace did to us other teams will copy and we will fold under the pressure! No one expected us to be even close to top 4 so that’s the plus but still a million miles away from challenging for the prem league tittle!

  10. Injury updates are not good either, top 4 finish could be hard from now without KT, TO and TT sidelined along with Pepe’s illness.

    “April is the new February”.

  11. Teirney out rest of season,
    Partey possibly the same.
    Laca can’t hit a barn yard door atm &
    Tomi been out longer than he played.
    White can’t jump, bullied easily & Taveres isn’t ready along with Lokonga.

    I think Top4 maybe a big ask now.

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