Arsenal need to learn how to defend as a team, says Gerry Francis
Gerry Francis says Arsenal need to learn how to win games properly
Arsenal need to learn how to defend as a team, according to former Spurs manager Gerry Francis.
The Gunners romped into the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday as Arsenal were 4-1 winners against Galatasaray to finish their group-stage campaign in style.
While Francis feels Arsenal are capable of causing any side problems up front, the QPR legend says the Gunners need to be better defending as a unit.
“Arsenal are an outstanding team going forward; great flair, great ability and will cause anybody problems,” Francis told Sky Sports News.
“Their biggest problem is defending as a team. I say, ‘as a team’, because they’ve real problems. Sometimes they can be 2-0 or 3-0 up but they still bomb forward in numbers and let teams back into the game.
“They’ve got to learn how to really win games properly. Once you’re 2-0 or 3-0, you can still catch teams on the break but they need to be a little bit more organised.
“Like at Stoke on Saturday, they always have a period where teams score against them too easily.”