ARSENAL legend Martin Keown has slammed three Gunners stars for their horror performances in the 2-0 Europa League defeat to PSV Eindhoven.
Goals by Joey Veerman and Luuk De Jong saw off Arsenal and put the Dutch side within touching distance of the group table-toppers.
Arsenal made a mess of PSV’s second goal on a sloppy night in HollandCredit: Getty
The Gunners failed to secure top spot of their Europa League groupCredit: PA
Arsenal legend Martin Keown has slammed three players for their part in PSV’s secondCredit: Getty
But for PSV‘s second goal, in particular, three players have attracted criticism from club great Keown.
Left-back Kieran Tierney was left to mark big man De Jong from the corner, Aaron Ramsdale mistimed his punch while centre-back Rob Holding failed to make an intervention.
Keown fumed on BT Sport: “Why is (Kieran) Tierney picking up De Jong? I’m shouting at the TV – Ramsdale goes for a big haymaker he should be going with a straight arm.
“I’m not sure why Tierney is going against him (De Jong). Holding should’ve helped him out.”
Despite being top of the Premier League after 11 games played, squad depth could be Arsenal’s downfall.
Keown says depth is “not quite there”, however, as SunSport revealed, boss Mikel Arteta wants to bring in at least two new faces in January to help sustain the title charge.
The ex-centre-back continued: “I don’t want this to derail his team – five people missing and five subs on.
“Strength in depth not quite there but as long as they can learn from that, they’ll use this as fuel going into the Forest game.”
Arteta’s plan to field a near-full strength side in order to top the group and avoid a preliminary Europa League knockout tie failed.
Should Arsenal fail to wrap up the group with a win against Zurich next week, they face the prospect of playing the likes of Barcelona, Juventus and possibly Atletico Madrid in the round-of-32.
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