Former Liverpool man Danny Murphy doesn’t fancy Arsenal’s chances against Manchester United on Sunday, branding the Gunners as ‘all over the place’ defensively.
The pundit didn’t have many good things to say about Arsenal following our 3-2 loss to Olympiacos in the Champions League on Tuesday and although he believes we have quality going forward, it’s just not enough if we continue to be poor at the back.
“I’ve watched Arsenal in their last two games and I must say, defensively, Arsenal have been absolutely all over the place,” he said.
“Naïve, gung-ho, thoughtless – it’s really not that difficult to play a bit more defence minded.
“With the players they’ve got going forward they will create chances.”
Although I wouldn’t quite put it as harshly as Murphy at the moment, after the defeat on Tuesday I was incredibly disheartened and it’s hard to argue with the jist of what he’s said.
We scored two own goals, which, if it wasn’t Arsenal, would have been hilarious (a phrase I’m using a lot these days) and looked completely devoid of creativity going forward. The only two players who showed moments of decent football were Walcott and Alexis; the rest looked as if they couldn’t give a flying fig.