Rio Ferdinand slams Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe

Rio Ferdinand has criticised the Arsenal duo of Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe. The previous Manchester United defender believes that the 2 gamers rely means an excessive amount of on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang proper now.

The Gunners are presently languishing in 14th place within the 2020-21 Premier League, having picked up simply 13 factors from their opening ten matches. That’s Arsenal’s worst begin to a league season in virtually 4 a long time.

On his YouTube channel ‘FIVE’, Rio Ferdinand spoke about Arsenal’s struggles within the Premier League this season. The six-time Premier League champion mentioned on this regard:

“What is going on on with you lot [Arsenal] over there?! You are missing consistency. You are looking for objectives. There’s not objectives within the staff in the mean time. When Aubameyang does not bang no person else appears to be stepping up, that is the issue.”

Rio Ferdinand praises Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta for selling younger gamers

Mikel Arteta looks on after Arsenal lost a third consecutive league game at home this season.
Mikel Arteta appears to be like on after Arsenal misplaced a 3rd consecutive league recreation at dwelling this season.

The previous Manchester United defender heaped reward on Mikel Arteta for taking part in a whole lot of younger gamers. Nevertheless, he isn’t completely happy that the likes of Lacazette and Pepe not delivering for the Gunners, saying on this regard:

“I really like the way in which Arteta is bringing the younger gamers in and the younger gamers have been performing, however typically you want the skilled gamers to tug you thru a scenario like this. Laca man! We’d like Laca to give you some objectives man! Pepe! Once you get your probability are available in and bang. We’ve not seen that innovative from this Arsenal staff.”

Rio Ferdinand continued:

“Arteta got here in and steadied the ship and advised them ‘That is what I am doing, that is my staff that is what I do at Arsenal’ and the gamers responded to it. Aubameyang, particularly, was scoring objectives, however this simply reveals you ways reliant this staff is on Aubameyang. If he does not rating, then Arsenal aren’t the identical staff man.”

Mikel Arteta received the FA Cup final season and began the 2020-21 marketing campaign with a Group Sheild win over Premier League champions Liverpool.

Nevertheless, the Gunners have been very inconsistent within the Premier League, profitable simply 4 of their opening ten matches. Arsenal have significantly struggled for objectives of their final six league video games, with solely Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Gabriel managing to search out the again of the web as soon as apiece.

Throughout this era, Arsenal received on the dwelling of Manchester United in additional than a decade however have misplaced three dwelling video games on the trot, doing so in opposition to Wolves, Aston Villa and Leicester Metropolis.

Printed 01 Dec 2020, 18:33 IST

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