Former Liverpool captain Jamie Carragher has claimed that Arsenal ‘are actually getting worse’ under Arsene Wenger as time passes.
Wenger had been tipped to leave the Gunners at the end of last season after missing out on the top four, but the Frenchman instead signed a new two-year contract at the Emirates Stadium.
It has been yet another inconsistent season for Arsenal, who are sixth in the Premier League table – eight points off the top four with just 11 games remaining.
Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur was their eighth Premier League loss of the campaign, and Carragher has had a swipe at the Gunners.
Indeed, the player-turned-pundit has insisted that Arsenal are no longer good enough to be considered a top-four team.
Carragher told Sky Sports:
“I’ve always questioned Arsenal’s mentality. But you’ve always felt they were good enough.
“I actually still question the mentality but they’re not good enough now. That’s the big thing. Arsenal are actually getting worse now. They’re not getting better.”
Arsenal will travel to Sweden to face Ostersunds in the first leg of their last-32 Europa League clash on Thursday night.
The Gunners then have a free weekend to prepare for the second leg at the Emirates Stadium following their elimination to Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup.