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Graeme Souness: 'Arsenal are a team of son-in-laws'

Sky Sports’ pundit attacks Arsene Wenger’s side for being too soft.

Image: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

ACCORDING TO GRAEME SOUNESS, Arsenal are too nice and need to be more ruthless on the pitch.

Speaking on Sky Sports, the iconic ex-Liverpool captain put it in his own unique way:

“Would you be disappointed with any of those (Arsenal) players coming home with your daughter? They’re a team of son-in-laws. There are no rascals there. They’re all nice guys.”

Perhaps, Souness wants a bit more of this in the Gunners’ game.

Former Arsenal attacker Thierry Henry also weighed in with his thoughts on what the key problems are currently at the club.

For him, the defending needs to improve but that there needs to be more protection from further out the field.

Soccer - Thierry Henry Filer Source: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

“They need to defend better. Defending better doesn’t always mean you have to talk only about the back four. It has to be a team effort. Everybody talks about the back four and Mertesacker but do they have the right protection so that they can defend better?

They’re missing a big piece. They’re missing a Patrick Vieira. They’re missing a Gilberto Silva. By saying that, I’m not attacking anyone. But those guys would’ve done anything for us, to allow the front four or the front two or front three to perform well. Protect the back four and protect us as well, as soon as we’d lose the ball. Do Arsenal have that now? I don’t think so.”

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