Paul Merson slams Arsenal’s defence

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson says the Gunners have “one of the worst” defences in the league and believes they won’t go far with their current backline.

Despite the summer arrival of Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Stephan Lichtsteiner, Arsenal have been shaky at the back and Merson has urged his former club to strengthen at the back or risk achieving nothing this season.

Arsenal have conceded the same amount of goals as West Ham and Watford, having shipped in 32 goals in 22 Premier League matches.

“Defensively they are one of the worst sides I’ve ever seen in the top six of the Premier League,” he told Sky Sports.

“Even when they were on that unbeaten run, I wasn’t convinced and now they are showing their true colors.

Unai Emery, Arsenal

Unai Emery calls on Arsenal to improve defensively

Unai Emery is well aware that Arsenal must quickly improve at the back if they are to be a competitive outfit during the season.

“Until they sort out the defence, they won’t be able to achieve anything. Aaron Ramsey was Arsenal’s best player last weekend – he’s leaving on a free. I don’t know where the club is going.

“Unai Emery will need a few windows to sort it out but the players they’ve purchased haven’t been great.”

 

 

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