GRAEME SOUNESS tore into Arsenal’s teaching workers for making Mohamed Elneny a marker at set-pieces – and even Arsene Wenger felt his wrath.
The Gunners suffered a fourth consecutive residence defeat final evening as a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang personal objective condemned them to a 1-0 setback.
Graeme Souness has ripped into Mohamed Elneny following the Arsenal midfielder’s incident with James TarkowskiCredit score: EPA
The Egyptian place each fingers within the Burnley defender’s face whereas making an attempt to defend a nookCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Mikel Areteta’s aspect have been additionally lowered to 10 males following Granit Xhaka’s crimson card on a depressing evening for the North London aspect.
And it might have been even worse after an incident involving Elneny.
Whereas defending a Burnley nook, the Egyptian pushed his fingers into James Tarkowski’s face earlier than then going to floor himself.
Elneny was booked, with many feeling he was lucky to flee with only a yellow.
Former LIverpool and Blackburn boss Souness, working as pundit for Sky Sports activities, doesn’t consider the ex-Basel midfielder has the tactical nous to deal with that state of affairs and he hit out at whoever chosen him to defend the nook.
He mentioned: “You are setting your workforce up yesterday defensively. Who in his workers has thought it will be a good suggestion for Elneny to be a marker at a set-piece when Elneny is ignoring the ball utterly and simply looking at his man and pushes the man down, he goes down pretending he is been pushed. He ought to have been despatched off there.
“Who has appeared on the state of affairs and thought ‘he could possibly be one in all our markers?’. If he does that when you do not have him wherever close to marking a participant.”
He continued: “That man’s 28 years outdated. Somebody in his workers will need to have seen that and thought, ‘unsure about that boss, let’s put another person there’.
“Somebody on his workers has to go, ‘that is all the way down to me’. Did you ever play with a participant who did that? I by no means.
“You be taught at 15, 16 the best way to mark correctly and in case you’ve received half a mind it is in your head eternally. Do not inform me that Elneny’s not marked somebody up to now at a set-piece for Arsenal and proven indicators that he may not be superb.
“They may simply have gone all the way down to 9 males tonight, and in my view ought to have gone all the way down to 9 males.
“Somebody within the teaching workers will need to have seen that in him and thought ‘we won’t have him wherever close to marking somebody.”
Ex-Arsenal boss Wenger splashed out to deliver Elneny to the Emirates from Basel in 2016.
And Souness even went on in charge the legendary Frenchman – who left the Gunners two years in the past.
He added: “That has to return to Arsene Wenger. He signed him.
“Whoever signed him and labored with him for a time period.
“Him or his coaches have gotten to say that is the way you mark.”
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