Gary Neville – These three Arsenal players have let Wenger down today
Former Manchester United defender and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has picked out the three Arsenal stars who deserved some criticism after Sunday’s match.
The Gunners avoided another defeat after going behind twice to Manchester City but the point earned did little to change their position in the Premier League.
Despite the result being an improvement on recent disappointing displays, Gary Neville felt the likes of Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny and Theo Walcott had moments which showed they are not doing their best to help their under-pressure manager.
“I might be being a bit harsh here, but I’m going to say them anyway,” Neville said on Sky Sports.
“Koscielny always goes off. He’s a centre-back. He plays to half-time and then goes off.
“He might have a bit of a problem with his Achilles and I might be being very harsh, but he went off against Bayern Munich and went off in a big game today.
“Walcott trudges off the pitch. He hasn’t played well, but his attitude is, ‘I’ve scored a goal, you shouldn’t take me off.’ Yes you should, you were poor and that’s a matter of fact.
“Mesut Ozil goes through on goal and bottles out of a challenge when his manager’s backside is on the line. Go for a 50-50 or nick in front and win a penalty.