Former Gunners striker, Charlie Nicholas says that his former club’s defensive frailties will be thoroughly exposed during the busy winter period while lamenting the puzzling decisions made by Arsene Wenger during the summer transfer window.
Nicholas, now a pundit, told Sky Sports News HQ that Wenger did not properly bring in a replacement after selling Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona and says that despite showing a free scoring form in the last couple of games, the Londoners should expect to struggle through a busy fixture list as Christmas looms large.
“He let it go too long in the summer. As soon as Thomas Vermaelen was sold, I don’t know for the life of me why he let [Carl] Jenkinson out on loan, it didn’t make sense.”
Indeed, the Gunners have been rather thin on numbers in the last few weeks with the likes of Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere all set to miss out the big league encounter against Liverpool who themselves, have been very inconsistent since the beginning of the campaign.
Moreover, think defensive ranks have forced the likes of Nacho Monreal and Mathieu Debuchy to fill in as centre-halves which definitely gives opposition a chance to score against the Gunners.