Man United legend runs rule over Arsenal’s lack of leaders
Former Man United striker Andrew Cole says Arsenal players don't stick together during the tough times
Andrew Cole has accused the current Arsenal side of lacking leaders after their League Cup exit on Tuesday night.
The Gunners crashed out of the Capital One Cup in the fourth round after a 3-0 defeat by League One side Sheffield Wednesday.
Arsenal had won their last four games in all competitions, including victories over bitter rivals Manchester United and Bundesliga side Bayern Munich.
While Cole admitted that the north London side can play fantastic attacking football, the former United man questioned Arsenal’s ability to dig deep and show togetherness in adverse moments.
“I don’t know what Arsenal are. Going forward, they’re absolutely fantastic. They play super football,” Cole told BreatheSport.
“But when you look for leaders in the Arsenal team, you think if it gets a bit tough and I’ve got to dig in, who’s got me. Looking at the Arsenal team, there isn’t many.
“With Man United team, you know if it gets a bit sticky, you’d look around the team and you’d have them in the trenches.
“Top teams have to dig each other out. You have no option.”
Arsenal are level on points with Premier League leaders Manchester City after a 2-1 victory over Everton at The Emirates on Saturday afternoon.
The Gunners make the trip to Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon as Arsene Wenger’s side look to extend their top-flight winning streak to five games.