Sol Campbell pinpoints Arsenal’s current problem
Sol Campbell discusses Arsenal's recent slump in form ahead of their trip to Bournemouth
Sol Campbell has admitted his concern about Arsenal’s recent form as the Gunners gear up for their trip to Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
The north London side head into the game looking to return to winning ways after the disappointment of their goalless draw with Southampton at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.
Arsenal have been struggling in front of goal in recent weeks and have now failed to score in their last three Premier League games.
Former Arsenal defender Campbell admits that the most concerning factor for his old club is the fact that the sides around the Gunners are winning games.
Tottenham leapfrogged their local rivals into third spot in the table on Tuesday night.
And Campbell wrote in his blog for Sportlobster: “It was a very frustrated atmosphere at The Emirates on Tuesday. It must be said, Southampton defended very well but Arsenal clearly had enough chances to win the game and were a bit unlucky, I thought.
“It was by no means a vintage Arsenal performance but they played well and on another night would’ve taken all three points. They had three or four absolutely glorious chances but couldn’t take one, that’s football.
“Some fans have criticised Arsenal for their slow start but if Fraser Forster hadn’t made a fantastic stop from Mesut Ozil’s strike in the opening stages then the outcome would’ve been very different.
“The worrying thing for Arsenal is that the teams around them keep winning while they drop points and now they’re slowly falling away. The next three or four games are clearly vital, they need to get some momentum and that can only come from being more clinical in front of goal.”
Arsenal, who finished third last term, are looking to win their first Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 season.