Gary Neville says Arsenal defence cannot be trusted. It will be impossible for Mikel Arteta to solve problems without a complete defensive overhaul.
Arsenal followed up their 3-0 defeat at Manchester City on the opening day of the Premier League’s restart with a last-gasp 2-1 loss at relegation-threatened Brighton on Saturday.
It was a huge blow to the north London club’s chances of securing European football next season. Neville, speaking on the Gary Neville podcast, insists there will be no improvement from the Gunners without new defenders.
“You just can’t trust Arsenal, you haven’t been able to for years,” he told the Gary Neville Podcast.
“We’ve all said it. Mikel Arteta – we should still say that the shape Arsenal are playing. The shape they have defensively I think is better than it was previously but the individuals within that will let you down.
“It doesn’t matter how well you coach the shape. If you get exposed one on one or defenders make mistakes – as we saw in that game against Manchester City and against Brighton – then you’re just going to get punished.
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