‘He doesn’t embody any of the qualities Arsenal need’ – transfer business slated

first_img targets The Gunners let a two-goal lead slip at Watford to draw 2-2 on Sunday, with Luiz and Sokratis Papastathopolous at fault for the respective goals.Luiz, an £8m acquisition, made the error for the equaliser as he clumsily brought down Roberto Pereyra for a penalty, which he then coolly dispatched from the spot.That means the Brazilian has already conceded two penalties in four Premier League games for the Gunners, only one less than he did in 160 Premier League games for Chelsea.Meanwhile, Sokratis was badly at fault for Watford’s first, sloppily gifting possession to former Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley to score from an Arsenal goal kick. rookie error David Luiz was at fault for Watford’s equaliser against Arsenal on Sunday Getty Images – Getty deals latest Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January statement Arsenal needed to sign a commanding centre-back in the summer, but instead opted for David Luiz who was not the answer to their defensive problems.That is the view of talkSPORT’s Tony Cascarino, who has been far from impressed with the impact the defender has had since joining the club from Chelsea. Alan Brazil and Ian Holloway criticise Arsenal following their 2-2 draw with Watford“Arsenal had no control, no composure. They needed to sign a defender this summer, someone who is cool under pressure and has leadership qualities — and they went and spent £8 million on David Luiz, a player who has never embodied any of those qualities,” Cascarino wrote in his column for the Times.“Emery has been at Arsenal for more than a year and, while they have improved in some areas, the same problems remain. Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman on target MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti center_img stalemate 1 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:50Loaded: 9.01%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas LIVE on talkSPORT Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Napoli vs Liverpool (Tuesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTBorussia Dortmund vs Barcelona (Tuesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Olympiakos vs Tottenham (Wednesday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORTShakhtar Donetsk vs Man City (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTPSG vs Real Madrid (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arsenal (Thursday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2Leicester vs Tottenham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTLeeds vs Derby (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs Sheffield United (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Newcastle vs Brighton (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTWest Brom vs Huddersfield (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 “Last season we were talking about whether they had the players to always be passing the ball out from the back, and we are still having that debate now — it must be infuriating for Arsenal fans to watch and I don’t see it changing anytime soon.”Unai Emery’s men, who currently lie seventh in the Premier League after five games, entertain newly-promoted Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.Before that, though, is the Europa League group game against Eintracht Frankfurt, who reached the semi-finals last season.last_img

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