Paul Merson has slammed Mikel Arteta after Arsenal’s dismal defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, claiming it’s “as dangerous as I’ve ever seen”.
Arteta’s aspect have been comfortably brushed apart 3-0 by Liverpool on the Emirates to depart them languishing in tenth within the Premier League.
The outcome means European soccer subsequent season is nearly not possible until they qualify by the Europa League.
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It’s been a disappointing marketing campaign for Arteta and his aspect and Merson is shocked by their ranges of efficiency.
He instructed Sky Sports activities: “As I mentioned earlier than the Liverpool sport, all of the eggs have gone into the Europa League basket for Arsenal and it’s so simple as that.
“They’ve taken that probability now to be fully and completely judged on 5 extra soccer matches, nevertheless, what I watched in opposition to Liverpool the opposite day was as dangerous as I’ve ever seen.
“I can’t keep in mind Arsenal ever being like that!
“Folks will say concerning the occasions beneath Unai Emery and on the finish of Arsene Wenger’s reign, however I by no means noticed something like that.
“All I noticed was rolling the ball again to the goalkeeper and he simply lumped it down the sector.”
Arsenal are on track for his or her worst end within the Premier League since 1995 after they ended the 12 months twelfth and Merson likened Arteta to Spurs boss Jose Mourinho.
He added: “Once they get beat and he comes out and takes the blame, he’s simply doing the alternative to what Jose Mourinho does when he criticises his participant, however Arteta is pondering precisely the identical as Mourinho.
“Mourinho simply says it and the distinction is one supervisor has been round for a very long time and he’s received every little thing within the sport.
“He can simply say it precisely as it’s whereas Arteta is simply beginning out and he’s received to say the suitable issues in entrance of the digital camera.
“Nevertheless, when the digital camera is away, he’ll be pondering precisely the identical as Mourinho.
“That wasn’t adequate from Arsenal in opposition to Liverpool. It was as dangerous because it will get, and Arteta will understand it.”
Source: By Will Ford