Jamie Redknapp went on a surprising rant about Arsenal as they exited the Carabao Cup with a whimper on Tuesday evening.
The Gunners misplaced comprehensively in a 4-1 defeat on residence soil to a Manchester City facet who weren’t required to play notably nicely to succeed in the semi-finals.
Alexandre Lacazette cancelled out an early opener by Gabriel Jesus however targets from Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden and Aymeric Laporte sealed a convincing City victory, in a match which noticed Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Runarsson make two expensive errors.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta was already underneath intense strain earlier than the match on the Emirates began, however this lacklustre consequence will solely increase extra questions on his managerial credentials.
Nevertheless, Redknapp believes the issue is way larger than who the supervisor is, claiming that the issues the membership at the moment has will live on no matter who’s in cost.
Though none of them featured within the match, Redknapp had a pop at Mesut Ozil, David Luiz and Granit Xhaka in a passionate rant after the match.
On whether or not Arsenal ought to sack Arteta, Redknapp informed Sky Sports activities: “You need to be very cautious. When he was speaking about earlier on with percentages of video games you have to be profitable…
“You’ll be able to’t insult the intelligence of soccer followers like that, you’ve simply obtained to say it as it’s.
“Folks will say ‘will he lose his job?’ Dropping 4-1 at residence just isn’t excellent, their final win got here towards Man United on November 1st and I believed after that recreation that they could possibly be onto one thing fairly particular however rapidly issues have gone flawed and so they’re all devoid of confidence.
“After all you possibly can go and sack the supervisor however the factor is there’s solely a gaggle of three or 4 gamers who the supervisor might belief.
“Whoever is available in subsequent, David Luiz in all probability gained’t play nicely for ten or eleven video games however he’ll suppose ‘cor, he’s a great participant’ and he’ll begin making errors as a result of he’ll get bored. He’ll have Granit Xhaka, considering ‘wow, he’s a great participant’ after which he’ll get despatched off.
“The supervisor will in all probability usher in Ozil and suppose he shouldn’t have been neglected within the first place.
“He’ll play nicely a few video games and gained’t monitor again and get bored after which that would be the issues for this staff.
“There are too lots of them, who it doesn’t matter what you do will allow you to down. It’s a staff filled with kidders proper now and I really feel for the younger gamers.
“I hold listening to about dressing room unrest, somebody within the dressing room that retains giving data. In the event you’ve obtained that, you’ve obtained main issues, you’ve obtained no probability and also you’ve obtained to eliminate these gamers as rapidly as potential. It’s not simple to do.
“In the event you eliminate the supervisor, who can are available? Who’s on the market?”