Former Liverpool star, Jamie Carragher, has stated that Arsenal boss, Unai Emery has not been in a position to change something in 18 months on the Emirate after the Gunners fell to a 1-Zero defeat to Sheffield United on Monday night time.
Emery’s males entered the match with an opportunity of shifting again as much as third place.
However, they confirmed some sloppy play and an absence of actual attacking intent in opposition to Sheffield.
Nicolas Pepe wasted Arsenal’s finest likelihood by way of the halfway of the primary half when he missed a sitter from six yards out.
And it proved expensive simply 10 minutes later when Lys Mousset tapped in unmarked from a nook.
The stress was then on Arsenal to interrupt down a Sheffield United group, which had saved three clear sheets within the opening eight league video games – another than Emery has managed away from dwelling since coming as Arsene Wenger’s substitute.
Arsenal huffed and so they puffed however by no means actually threatened Dean Henderson’s aim with Sheffield United holding on for a well-known win.
Carragher was filled with reward for Sheffield on how they managed key moments all through the match.
But he was equally crucial of how little – if any – Emery has modified at Arsenal since becoming a member of the membership in 2018.
“Sheffield United were absolutely brilliant tonight but I actually feared for Arsenal before kick-off,” he stated on Sky Sports.
“I believed it could be a troublesome one for them, contemplating how [Sheffield United] carried out in opposition to Liverpool.
“I believed in the event that they received anyplace close to that, then they’d win the sport, and so they did.
“It wasn’t only a battling efficiency – a number of the soccer they performed was excellent.
“How usually I’ve executed this present during the last 5 or 6 years and I’m saying the identical factor. Nothing is totally different beneath Unai Emery.
“The massive downside is, I really thought Sheffield United would win earlier than the sport. And they need to rightly get applauded off.
“Even after they had been beneath stress within the second half, they performed out beneath stress.