Davies criticises Arsenal after Hull earn 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium.
Hull City captain Curtis Davies was scathing in his approval of Arsenal’s title credentials after the Tigers earned a 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium yesterday, report the Mirror, with the former Aston Villa centre back believing that Arsene Wenger’s side lack the simple battling and physical qualities of Chelsea and Manchester City.
Arsenal have been consistently criticised this season for a lack of defensive stability and physically imposing players, an assessment that Davies seemed to agree with, particularly the Hull City equalising goal scored by Mo Diame where he charged through the Gunners’ defence – albeit seeming to foul Mathieu Flamini in the process.
Chelsea and Manchester City are both known for their physical prowess and how difficult it is for the opposition to play against them – something that Davies simply didn’t feel was the case with Arsenal:
“When you compare Arsenal to Chelsea and City, those two have the quality as well as big, strong, aggressive, athletic players.”
“When you look at Arsenal, I guess they’ve got the footballers, but you can’t really see the strong, battling players.”