The former aces who now can’t cut it.
Following Arsenal and Liverpool’s disappointing results in the Champions League on Tuesday there were some clear examples of players who can no longer cut it for their clubs.
So here CaughtOffside picks out the nine Premier League players who showed so much promise or talent, but are now simply past it or failed to live up to expectations.
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal
At Everton this Spanish midfielder was a standout talent and upon first joining the Gunners he was an important part of the team, but although now captain Arteta increasingly looks like a liability in his new defensive midfield role.