'Cowards' – Carragher rips into Arsenal after 1-0 defeat v Tottenham
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has called Arsenal “cowardly” and labelled their away form an “embarrassment” on Monday Night Football.
The show which is broadcast on Sky Sports at 7pm is never one that is short of opinions and the former Liverpool defender certainly wasn’t backwards in coming forwards about his views on the Gunners latest disappointment on the road.
The 1-0 defeat away to Tottenham was on the back of a 3-1 crumbling in Wales against Swansea City and was their eighth defeat of the campaign.
And Carragher also worryingly said that the Gunners are getting worse: “I’ve always questioned Arsenal’s mentality but you’ve always felt they were good enough. I still question their mentality but they aren’t good enough now. Arsenal are actually getting worse, they aren’t getting better.
“If you go back to Crystal Palace last season, I called them “cowards” and sometimes when you look back you can think it’s a bit strong. But those (away form) stats back me up.
“Twenty-six points from 26 away games is an embarrassment for a team that are supposedly one of the top teams in the country.”
Arsene Wenger’s side flattered to deceive at Wembley on Saturday against their fierce North London rivals and their only real opportunity fell to Alexandre Lacazette late on, who scuffed his effort.
But it was another poor performance all round from the away side who struggled to contain an electric Spurs attack.
In truth, Mauricio Pochettino’s side could have won by a greater scoreline to further embarrass Arsenal but in the end, one goal was all that was required.
The question should surely be asked as to why the Gunners boss failed to rectify the problems at the back where they are all too often caught short.
The January transfer window saw the arrival of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan while defender Konstantinos Mavropanos was brought in only to be immediately loaned back out.
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