Arsenal suffered yet another defeat from a winning position after losing 2-1 against Swansea in the latest league match. Manager Arsene Wenger finally conceded defeat in the title race after this defeat.
His team have fallen a whopping 12 points behind table leaders Chelsea at the start of November. Arsenal looked to have finally broken the resistance of Swansea after opening the match with a goal from Alexis Sanchez in the second half. However, this goal brought about a strong response from Swansea and Wenger’s team failed to hold on to the advantage.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has criticised the tactics of the Frenchman by saying that he did not do enough in order to prevent defeat. He has pointed out to the fact that Swansea’s equalising goal came from a counter-attack, which would have never happened given that Arsenal were leading the match at that point.
Once the equalising goal went in, the heads seemed to drop according to Carragher. Several pundits have analysed over the years the lack of response within this Arsenal team, while they have also shown the same naivety that has cost them the lead for a decade. Even though Arsenal have made some big signings like Sanchez, Carragher reckons that the club will not be able to become successful without a change in attitude.
“It’s the same things with Arsenal, it’s nothing new.It’s the way they play, the way they understand the game, what’s coming from the sidelines and how they allow themselves to get in these situations week after week, season after season.
They were winning 1-0 but for the equalising goal they were all pushing forward and got caught on the counter-attack again.Then the winning goal is down to a weakness – not being physically strong enough when the cross comes in,” said Carragher.