Vieira – This is who I’m blaming for Arsenal’s problems
Former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira has picked out who deserves the blame for Arsenal’s recent struggles.
The Gunners are currently sixth in the Premier League, with slim hopes of finishing in the top four, after losing four of their last five games in the competition.
Arsenal’s poor form has seen much criticism directed towards Arsene Wenger with several protests calling for him to step down after 21 years in charge of the club.
However, Vieira has called for fans and pundits to blame the players instead of the manager.
“As a coach you’re controlling the players you bring, what’s going on on the pitch, the decisions you’re making, but I think when players are on the field they have to take responsibility,” he said, as quoted by the Daily Star
“It’s really difficult to say ‘Wenger in’ or ‘Wenger out’ because I don’t have all the information to make that decision, but it’s important for players on the field to take responsibility because losing games – yeah, a manager is the first one – but at the same time, players have to look at themselves and see if they give everything for the football club.
“I don’t think at Arsenal that every single player can say that they’ve been giving everything for this football club, for the shirt that they’re wearing.”