FORMER Arsenal participant Emmanuel Frimpong thinks the gamers are responsible for the present woe – not Mikel Arteta.
And the retired 28-year-old midfielder blasted some of the current squad as just not good enough.
Emmanuel Frimpong laid the blame at Arsenal with the gamers – not the supervisorCredit score: PA:Empics Sport
Mikel Arteta’s job is below risk with the Gunners down in fifteenth placeCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Arsenal are languishing in fifteenth place within the Premier League and and not using a win since November 1.
Arteta has been in cost for 12 months and led the aspect to FA Cup glory final season.
However this marketing campaign has been loads worse and Frimpong thinks the gamers are responsible.
He instructed PlayOJO: “I don’t suppose the issue is Arteta, I believe it’s the gamers and the funding the membership has made within the gamers.
“To be truthful, while you have a look at the Arsenal squad – it’s not the perfect of squads.
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“In fact, we’re all pondering Arsenal ought to be within the prime 4, based mostly on the historical past of the membership, not based mostly on the present gamers or the place the membership is for the time being.
“The very fact of the matter is Arsenal is just not a prime 4 group for the time being, with the gamers we have now, the buildings in place, the membership’s investments simply haven’t been adequate.
“Generally they do pay some huge cash for gamers however sadly once they be part of, they don’t carry out.
Arsenal are fifteenth within the Premier League after going virtually two months and not using a winCredit score: Getty Pictures
Nicolas Pepe hasn’t carried out to a adequate normal, Frimpong statedCredit score: AFP
“For instance, gamers like Pepe and Xhaka haven’t carried out to the usual that we thought they’d.
“I’m not proud of the way in which the membership is being run, however on the identical time we have now to be trustworthy and say they’ve put cash into the membership, it’s simply that the gamers that they’ve been bringing in haven’t labored.
“It’s right down to a scarcity of competitors within the squad. The gamers should not adequate.”
Frimpong spent his whole youth profession at Arsenal earlier than breaking into the primary group in 2011.
He had mortgage spells at Wolves, Charlton and Fulham earlier than leaving in 2014 to hitch Barnsley.
Frimpong recalled: “After I was at Arsenal, there was what you could possibly name mediocre squad gamers, even at golf equipment like Actual Madrid you might have this construction, however for the time being, while you at wanting on the Arsenal group, who’re the celebrities?
“There are not any stars within the group. There is no such thing as a participant within the Arsenal squad the place you suppose ‘I’m going to get off the couch and go watch this man play’ and that’s the issue.
“The gamers are simply not adequate for a membership like Arsenal. Till we usher in new gamers, the membership goes to proceed to wrestle. The issue isn’t the supervisor, it’s that a number of the gamers aren’t adequate for a membership like Arsenal.”
However he reckons it is unlikely the Gunners get dragged into a relegation battle.
The 28-year-old stated: “The place they for the time being, they might get relegated – however that may be a lengthy shot. There is no such thing as a method that Arsenal are going to get relegated.
“In the event that they end within the prime 6, that can be an excellent season for Arsenal, particularly with the beginning they’ve needed to the season. Hopefully in the event that they try this and may construct and begin once more subsequent season.”