ARSENAL LACK LEADERSHIP, DISCIPLINE
Paul Scholes thinks Arsenal lack leadership, discipline and characters and that they are a million miles away from winning the Premier League.
The former Manchester United midfielder was in the Sky Sports studio for the Manchester derby, and he criticised the Gunners after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Swansea at the Emirates.
Scholes also said that Jack Wilshere hasn’t developed as a footballer since he burst on the scene as a highly-promising teenager. Scholes said: ‘They (Arsenal) capitulated at Chelsea and it seems to be a similar theme that happens when they play the top teams. For one reason or another, players go missing.
‘The players like Arteta, Cazorla, Rosicky and Ozil, it seems like they go on the pitch with no discipline. There are no leaders like Patrick Vieira, Tony Adams or Martin Keown. When these players go 2-0 down they just carry on what they are doing they have a walk up front, lose the ball, play a nice little one-two and not even bother running back.’
Scholes added: ‘It’s Arsenal fans I feel sorry for because it is the same every year. They get a sniff of the title then they go to Chelsea and do nothing. The fans expect Arsenal to be going for the league but they’re a million miles away in my eyes. They need characters and leaders.’
‘Jack Wilshere came on the scene and looked a top young player but he has never really gone on. He needs the characters like Vieira next to him to take him to the next level. He doesn’t look any better player now than he did when he was 17.’