By Amir Mir

Charlie Adam believes the problem for Arsenal is that the front six want to win the game leaving the back four exposed.

The Stoke City midfielder also stated that Arsene Wenger’s side are missing the combative and currently suspended Granit Xhaka.

This follows back-to-back defeats for the north London club which has seen them slip further away from the Premier League title race.

They were beaten 3-1 at league leaders Chelsea at the weekend after their 2-1 home loss to Watford.

Now, Wenger’s side are 12 points adrift of Antonio Conte’s men as their 13-year drought to lift the title looks likely to go on.

Midfielder Adam explained what is wrong for Wenger and how teams can attack their weakness.

“The thing for Arsenal, I think it’s the front six want to just go and win the game,” Adam told the Monday Night Club on BBC Radio Five Live. “Then the four defenders they just have to defend.

“If you can get the ball back, get it back into the right areas and get it up the pitch quick then you run straight into the back four. That is the problems they have. And they are missing Xhaka at the moment.”

At this moment in time, the Gunners are in fourth place in the table on 47 points from their 24 league games.

Wenger’s side have lost a number of big games this term, including losing at home to Liverpool, away at Everton, Manchester City and Chelsea.

They take on relegation-threatened Hull at the Emirates this Saturday with the Tigers coming off a 2-0 win against Liverpool.

Dropped points for the home team can see them slip out of the top four, with fifth-placed Liverpool one point behind and sixth-placed Manchester United two points away.

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