Jamie Carragher: I’ve always questioned Arsenal, but they’re getting worse
The Liverpool FC legend believes Arsenal are getting worse under Arsene Wenger
Jamie Carragher has delivered a depressing verdict on Arsenal’s regression under Arsene Wenger.
The Gunners injected some optimism into their 2017-18 campaign following the addition of Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Manchester United playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan in January.
Arsenal were 5-1 winners against Everton in their last game at The Emirates after Aubameyang opened his Premier League account and Mkhitaryan made three assists on their home debuts.
However, Wenger’s side suffered a 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby at Wembley last weekend following Harry Kane’s winner at the home of English football.
Arsenal are eight points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea FC in the Premier League table to cast doubt on their ability to finish in the Champions League qualification spots.
Former Liverpool FC defender Carragher believes Arsenal are getting worse under Wenger despite the big-name additions last month.
“I’ve always questioned Arsenal’s mentality, but I’ve always felt they were good enough,” Carragher told Monday Night Football on Sky Sports.
“I still question the mentality, but they’re not good enough now. That’s the main thing. Arsenal are actually getting worse now, they’re not getting better.”
Arsenal finished in fifth spot last term to miss out on a Champions League spot for the first time under Wenger.
The Gunners will take on Premier League leaders Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley later this month.
The north London side haven’t won the Premier League title since 2003-04 when Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira helped to fire the Gunners to an unbeaten season.