Former Arsenal star Kevin Campbell has hit out at his old club for the risky transfer business they’ve done this January.
The ex-Gunner believes Mikel Arteta’s squad is now full of “holes” and has described this gamble taken by the team as being a bit like “Russian Roulette”.
Arsenal fans will surely be just as bemused as Campbell is by what the club have done this winter, with a host of players leaving, but none coming in.
The most notable departure was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with Campbell suggesting he’d still have been the best striker at the Emirates Stadium if he’d stayed.
See below for his damning comments to Sky Sports News in the video clip below…
?? "Arsenal's squad could look like an advert for Mothercare with bottles and Farleys Rusks." ?
Kevin Campbell says Arsenal are playing 'Russian roulette' by not bringing in a new striker to replace Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang who moved to Barcelona. pic.twitter.com/LpmjVNLJf4
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) February 1, 2022
Arsenal are now just left with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah as their striker options, and Campbell admits he’s not convinced by the pair.
It now looks like the north London giants have given themselves an even bigger mountain to climb as they look to challenge for a top four spot this season.
While it was always going to be a long-term project for Arteta to rebuild this side, there have been some pretty baffling decisions along the way, and if the team finishes without European football again this season it will surely be obvious where things went wrong.