Tony Cascarino: This is Arsenal’s Achilles’ heel under Arsene Wenger
The Chelsea legend says Arsenal struggle when they're intimidated
Tony Cascarino has offered Arsenal’s Premier League title rivals some advice on how to beat Arsene Wenger’s Gunners side.
The north London side managed to secure a fortuitous point at Old Trafford last weekend after substitute Olivier Giroud cancelled out Juan Mata’s second-half opener with a header in the 90th minute.
The Red Devils were the better side in the Premier League clash at the Theatre of Dreams but Jose Mourinho’s men were unable to convert their dominance into a second goal.
Arsenal lost 4-3 to Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium in their opening fixture of the 2016-17 season but the Gunners were 3-0 winners against current leaders Chelsea in September.
Wenger’s side played out a 1-1 draw with the Premier League’s only unbeaten side – Tottenham Hotspur – in the north London derby at the Emirates Stadium earlier this month.
Former Chelsea striker Cascarino has pinpointed Arsenal’s Achilles’ heel ahead of their home clash against Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon.
“If you want to really test Arsenal, you always know that their Achilles heel is to go after them,” Cascarino told The Game podcast.
“You bully them. You intimidate them. Then you’ve got a chance to win the game.”
Cascarino added: “Arsenal are a far better team when they’re on the front foot without being kamikaze. When they try a tactical game plan, Arsenal fall down way more.”
Arsenal are in fourth place and three points behind leaders Chelsea after 12 games.