Jamie Carragher reacts to Sead Kolasinac’s display in Arsenal’s 3-1 loss at Man City

Jamie Carragher criticises Sead Kolasinac after Arsenal's defeat by Manchester City on Sunday afternoon

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher Photo: Screengrab

Jamie Carragher criticised Sead Kolasinac for his defending in the lead-up to Manchester City’s opening goal in their 3-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.

The Bosnian defender lost possession and was then muscled off the ball by David Silva in the build-up to Kevin De Bruyne’s opener at the Etihad Stadium.

Sergio Aguero then made it 2-0 from the penalty spot in the 50th minute after Raheem Sterling was brought down by Nacho Monreal in the penalty box.

Substitute Alexandre Lacazette pulled a goal back for the Gunners in the 65th minute at The Etihad with a cool finish but Gabriel Jesus netted a third in the 75th minute.

Kolasinac has been earning rave reviews since his move to The Emirates from Schalke on a free transfer in the summer and he helped to inspire the Gunners to a 2-1 win over Swansea last weekend.

However, former Liverpool defender Carragher was less than impressed by Kolasinac’s defending in the lead-up to Manchester City’s opening goal on Sunday.

Speaking after Manchester City went 1-0 up, Carragher told Sky Sports: “Kolasinac for the first goal… that [first pass] is forgivable.

“It’s a poor pass. But when you make that poor pass as a defender, you’re thinking: ‘I don’t want to be the man who makes the mistake’.

“He gets the chance to get it back but this isn’t forgivable for me: [losing out to] David Silva. Kolasinac is a tank. He should win the ball.”

Arsenal get back to Premier League affairs after the international break when they take on north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at The Emirates on Saturday 18 November.

The Lilywhites were 1-0 winners over Crystal Palace at Wembley in the Premier League earlier on Saturday.

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