By Frank McAvennie

27th Aug, 2021 | 8:30pm

Arsenal stars are 'terrified' ahead of Man City clash after what I've seen - pundit

Frank McAvennie insists Arsenal were already beaten before they stepped onto the pitch to face Chelsea last weekend.

The former West Ham striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider predicted a similar outcome when the Gunners face Man City this weekend.

Arsenal were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea last weekend after goals from Romelu Lukaku and Reece James.

Lukaku left several players in his wake as he barged through the Arsenal defence to open the scoring.

This condemned the Gunners to a second defeat in as many games and left them goalless in the Premier League.

McAvennie claims Arsenal were scared of Lukaku and predicted another loss when they travel to Man City on Saturday.

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“Lukaku absolutely destroyed Arsenal,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“They were beaten before they even stepped on the pitch.

“You could see the defenders were scared before kick-off. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a scary man to play against.

“But you have to be stronger in there. Mari got left on the floor and he’s meant to be a centre half.

“I’ve seen nothing to suggest Arsenal are set for a successful season.

“Man City are a scary team to play against as well so god knows what the score will be. That backline will be terrified.”

Arsenal got back to winning ways with a 6-0 demolition of West Brom on Wednesday evening.

That win in the Carabao Cup sets up a clash against AFC Wimbledon in the next round.

In other news, I can’t believe what Arteta said before Gunners clash – pundit