Tony Cascarino delivers brutal Arsenal/Tottenham verdict, fans will be fuming
By Matt Farr
Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has condemned Arsenal following their embarrassing 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, and said they need to emulate rivals Tottenham.
Arsenal gave yet another limp, lifeless display to continue an unwanted record of five defeats from their last seven matches in all competitions.
Speaking to TalkSport, Cascarino delivered his verdict on Arsenal’s latest horror show, insisting they were a mess both on and off the pitch.
The long term futures of a number of key men at the Emirates remain up in the air, including manager Arsene Wenger, who is out of contract at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have been championing their cause for new deals with the club, but their recent form has seen the latter reportedly nearing the end of his time in north London.
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Cascarino insisted that Arsenal must now look towards chief rivals Tottenham as part of a learning process in how to properly manage their squad.
He told TalkSport: “The players at Arsenal are controlling everything now. This isn’t a well run club! Meanwhile, their neighbours Tottenham have got everybody signed up until 2022!
“Everyone wants to stay at Spurs, but no one wants to stay at Arsenal – the club is a mess. Arsenal have been in front of Spurs for the last 2o years, and we’ve had that debate about if Tottenham can get near them.
“It’s not the same now. Spurs are in front of them and look like they’re a long way ahead of Arsenal.”
Tottenham have recently secured the long term futures of as many as seven first team players this season, including Hugo Lloris, Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen.
Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham are still working tirelessly to continue their contract spree, and could be set to add Ben Davies and Toby Alderweireld to their list in the coming weeks.
Pochettino’s side are currently six points ahead of Arsenal in the Premier League, with the Gunners’ defeat to Liverpool last week condemning them to a place outside the top four until their next encounter.