Arsenal legend Sol Campbell has laid into the Gunners squad in the wake of the 3-0 Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.
Arsene Wenger’s side put in a woeful performance at Wembley and increased the pressure upon their French manager, who many predict will be moved on this summer as Arsenal look to compete with the sides ahead of them in the Premier League.
A lot of problems have emerged in north London and Sol Campbell has given his view on the situation, laying into the team in comments made to The Daily Mirror.
“They need to ask if the players cared about that particular game – or were they believing when they walked out that they’d lost already. You’ve got to look at the individuals, as well as the whole team, and not allow things to continue if you know deep down that is not the way to play for Arsenal.”
“When I look at Arsene Wenger’s team during the League Cup final, simple things let them down. Awareness, detail, fighting, running and earning the right to play. If you go out with no fear, at least if you lose the other side had to work really hard to beat you. Manchester City didn’t need to work hard to beat Arsenal on Sunday.”
“Arsenal didn’t turn up in any capacity, and elementary mistakes cost them.”
Arsenal now have to tackle Manchester City again in the Premier League on Thursday night, before tussling with Brighton on Sunday and travelling to the San Siro to face AC Milan in the Europa League.