Pundits lay into Arsenal players and question Wenger’s future

Rio Ferdinand and Martin Keown were heavily critical of Arsenal following their demise against Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Both were providing their analysis of the game during punditry duties for BT Sport, and not many kind words were heard.

Arsenal gave themselves hope of progressing into the quarter-finals of the tournament when Alexis Sanchez scored an away goal after following up his saved penalty.

At the half-time break the tie was 1-1, but the Gunners capitulated shortly after Laurent Koscielny hobbled off the pitch as they conceded three goals in 10 minutes before Thomas Muller wrapped it up two minutes from time.

Arsenal are now on the verge of getting knocked out of the elite tournament at the last-16 stage for the seventh season in a row.

Ferdinand, who spent 12 years playing for the Gunners’ rivals Manchester United, did not hold back in his criticism.

“Teams are usually a reflection of their manager. And that was a weak performance. A lack of fight. A lack of direction. A lack of leadership in the team.”

Arsenal legend Keown, who won three Premier League titles and three FA Cups at the North London outfit, believes that manager Arsene Wenger will be thinking about ending his 20-year stint in charge.

“I feel for Arsene Wenger, it’s almost embarrassing. [They were] outclassed, outplayed, they did it at a canter. He must be really considering his future, that was an embarrassing performance. This is obviously his lowest point ever.”


 


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