Arsenal suffered their first lack of the season to Manchester United on Sunday (Image: Getty)
Graeme Souness feels that Arsenal have been uncovered as ‘naive’ following a ‘actuality verify’ defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.
The Gunners had crushed Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Bournemouth, Fulham and Aston Villa and a few had tipped them as Premier League title contenders, however they tasted defeat within the first true take a look at of their credentials with a 3-1 loss at Outdated Trafford.
Mikel Arteta’s facet, who haven’t completed within the Premier League high 4 for six seasons in a row, have an enormous month developing in October after they face Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis.
When requested if United’s 3-1 victory was a actuality verify for Arsenal, Souness advised TalkSPORT: ‘Sure. I feel it will likely be extra of the identical, although.
‘They’ll assume they performed very nicely, and in elements of the sport they did.
‘However whenever you’re dominating as they have been at first of the second half, if I’m taking part in in that recreation, I’m taking a look at what they’ve acquired up entrance with Marcus Rashford together with his tempo, intelligent passers of the ball with Bruno Fernandes and Christian Eriksen.
‘I’m pondering ‘We’re attacking, we’ve having numerous the ball, however we’re proper up on the midway line with our again 4. We want a midfield participant who senses some hazard’.
‘On a pair events they didn’t, and it price them dearly. If you’re dominating the ball and you’re a midfielder, it’s important to begin pondering of the worst and desirous about hazard. There was a naivety about them.
‘With the ball, I believed they have been fabulous. However they’ve come away with nothing.’
Regardless of struggling their first defeat of the season, Arsenal stay high of the Premier League desk after six video games.
The Gunners flip their attentions to the Europa League in midweek with their opening group recreation towards FC Zurich on Thursday earlier than they return to top-flight motion on Sunday after they host Frank Lampard’s Everton on the Emirates.
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