By Danny Mills

19th Aug, 2021 | 6:45am

Mills: Arsenal may have 'huge' problem on the horizon after what I've seen

Danny Mills has suggested Arsenal may have a “huge” problem on the horizon after their limp opening-day defeat.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Man City and England right-back insisted it is performances and not results that matter at this stage of the season.

The Gunners were comfortably beaten 2-0 by newly-promoted Brentford in their opening game of the season.

They now face Chelsea on Sunday and have games against Man City and north London rivals Tottenham within their next five Premier League fixtures.

And Mills has suggested it will be a bonus if they get one decent result from those games.

He told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild: “A huge part of that game was Brentford being in the Premier League in their new stadium with fans back.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

“There’s a huge buzz, it’s Friday night, it’s the opening game of the Premier League and the world is watching. They’re going to make it very, very difficult. The energy levels are going to be raised by 20 per cent.

“Having said that, Arsenal were poor in parts of that game and Arteta is going to have to address that very, very quickly. It can become a huge problem.

“One bad game is not a huge issue, two, three or four is. Arsenal are going to have make sure they bounce back that in terms of performance. You don’t always get the results but if the performances are better the results will come.

“You look at their next games and you don’t really expect them to get too much from those games. If they get one surprise result in there you go ‘Oh, ok, maybe it’s not so bad after all’. You can deal with that.”

In other news, Arsenal have pulled the plug on a mega-money deal as talks open on an alternative signing.