Emirates boss comes under more criticism.
Legendary Arsenal manager George Graham has warned current boss Arsene Wenger to solve the defensive crisis that is crippling the team.
Graham was in charge from 1986 to 1995 and built one of the best backlines English football has ever seen.
But the current crop have dropped far below that standard conceding eight against Manchester United and four to Blackburn Rovers.
Per Mertesacker and Andre Santos were bought to bolster their defence just before the transfer deadline, but Graham insists they should have been signed earlier in the summer.
“The defence should be better, I don’t think it could get much worse,” he told BBC Radio Five Live
“I think they left it a bit late to bring in all these players. Two weeks of the season had gone by, and he’s not had time to work with the players he’s brought in.
“Especially among the defence. They’ve not had enough time to work with the back four.’ It’s been generally known they had to shore up the defence.
“Some of their attacking play is still the best in the league, and even at the weekend against Blackburn some of their possession play was fantastic.
“But again the old problems defensively cropped up and they lost 4-3.”
Now Graham is waiting to see whether Wenger has recruited wisely, suggesting the new arrivals have plenty to prove.
“Wenger’s been there for 15 years, this is probably going to be the toughest period,” Graham added.
“With the quality of the players, we don’t know how good they’re going to be. Some of the players he’s brought in, the fans don’t even know who they are.
“In the past he’s brought in players, good players, that he’s turned into world-class players. Now the jury’s out.
“Can the players he’s brought in recently turn out to be as good as those from the past?”
“Everybody knew they (Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri) were on the way out way before the beginning of the season.
“I would like to know who was responsible for the approach to the new season.”