Neville and Carragher lay blame for Arsenal defeat on player that makes them ‘uncomfortable’

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Things couldn’t have gone any worse for Mikel Arteta and his Arsenal side against London rivals Brentford, in their first game of the 2021/22 campaign.

Without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette through illness, the Gunners looked flat for the most part, and with a game against Chelsea up next, you have to feel for the north Londoners.

Arteta couldn’t seem to raise his troops against a sprightly Brentford side playing their first-ever game in the English top-flight.

Once the Bees went ahead, there only looked to be one winner and that doesn’t bode will for the rest of the season.

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Aside from one or two reasonably competent performances, the Arsenal squad have to be disappointed with their showing.

Mikel Arteta oversaw a disastrous Arsenal performance at Brentford

Sky Sports pundits, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher both agreed that Calum Chambers was the worst culprit on the night.

“He needs to play in a back three,” Neville said after the game, cited by the Mirror. “He’s not a right-back in a back four and not a centre-back in a back two.

“The physicality that is expected at full-back now the back four the speed before and I was looking at the end here it was a honest performance but he falls short of the physical expectations.

“He’s just not quick enough up, then he can’t get up and show him outside which he needs to, he can’t show him on the inside but he does, he’s sort of ambling up to him, it’s uncomfortable.”

Carragher agreed with his colleague, noting; “He’s not a right back he’s someone you go to in the middle of the season, if you’re starting him from the beginning, and no disrespect to him, he’s not a full-back he doesn’t suit it, it doesn’t look right.”

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  1. I have said time without number that Mikel Arteta is not the coach that will lead to smooth and easy qualification that Arsenal need forget Mikel Arteta garagara he is nowhere near at all coaching is not buying and selling its all about knowing quality players instead of him buying quality players he keep on selling our quality players he sold Martinez now he has sale Joe Willock and he is waiting to sale Goundoezi and William Saliba in case you don’t know the ego of Mikel is as bad as or if not more than a King Arsenal should brace up this season under Arteta whatever we see we see we take. If Arsenal fans can be honest they can see that Emery knows quality players than Arteta.

    1. Don’t you worry friend, he’ll be out before the end of September GOD WILLING; with Chelsea, man city and Tottenham all coming our way. We need a real manager, hopefully Zidane and Conte will still be on the market by the time he’s shown the door.

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