Graeme Souness has hit out at Arsenal, claiming that the lack of a decision over Arsene Wenger’s future is handing the weaker players in the squad an excuse to be rubbish.

Souness was known as a no-nonsense player and off the pitch as a pundit he’s no different. But unlike many of his colleagues, he often speaks sense. It may not be stuff that you want to hear, but often he says what needs to be said. He’s not one to get swept away with hyperbole like many others in the media and when he talks, it’s usually logical.

“Arsenal usually falter in February or March, then reach the top four with a late run in April and May, but I don’t see it happening,” he told The Times

“As long as there are doubts over Arsene Wenger’s future, it gives the weak personalities in their squad another excuse,” he added.

Arsenal welcome Manchester City to the Emirates on Sunday. Since the game against West Brom, players have come out to say how much they support Wenger and how they need to take responsibility on the pitch.

They can start this weekend against City.

A win would close the gap on them to just four points with a game in hand.

A defeat? That would be Arsenal’s fifth in six league games. More than anything, though, I think fans just want to see these players put their foot where their mouth is – stop telling us you need to do and just bloody do it!