Gary Neville: My frustration with Arsenal
Despite showing support for Arsene Wenger this weekend, former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has revealed what the Arsenal manager has not done so well at.
The Gunner have slipped further behind in this season’s title race courtesy of back-to-back defeats to Watford and Chelsea in the space of five days.
Those results have reignited criticism leveled at Arsenal who have failed to win the Premier League since the triumph of ‘the Invincibles’ almost 13 years ago.
During that title drought, Arsene Wenger’s teams have often been slammed by pundits for not possessing enough steel in midfield to repeat the success of Patrick Vieira and company.
And according to Neville, the manager’s reluctance to sign enough combative players has proven costly.
“My frustration with Arsenal is the profile of players they end up with. I’m surprised the profile of player hasn’t changed, that frustrates me a little bit when I see them overpowered in midfield in big games.” the ex-United star said on Sky Sports
“However, they play a certain way and Wenger has his beliefs. We all laud Klopp, Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola for their philosophies but Wenger has the most incredible philosophy over the last 15 years. He’s stuck to his guns.”