Invincibles star Sol Campbell explains why Arsenal are struggling


Former Arsenal star Sol Campbell has weighed in on why the club are struggling so much this season, having lost four games in row.

The former defender knows a think or two about winning at Arsenal and it’s safe to say he isn’t entirely impressed with them at the moment.

Having lost four games on the bounce, Arsene Wenger must now get his side back up to scratch ahead of a clash with AC Milan on Thursday.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 01: Arsene Wenger of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on March 1, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Though, Campbell speculates that it’s not a physical problem for Arsenal, rather it’s a mental issue and their understanding of the Premier League.

“How I look at it now is: there is skill, but the understanding of the demands of the Premier League at the highest level hasn’t quite sunk in with some of the players yet,” Campbell explained.

“Some of them are just off the pace – not energy-wise, but thinking-wise. It seems as though they haven’t learnt how to manage a game.

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“How to get through difficult moments. How to see games out- how to batten down the hatches and ride it out.

“It’s almost like they think skill is always going to get them out of trouble. And it’s not.

“They need to learn what you can get away with and what you can’t. They’re in a flux moment now – shall I stick, shall I go?

“There’s no cohesive way of playing, they’re not all on the same wavelength.

“There’s gaps everywhere, people aren’t doing the simple things, and that’s where they need to strip back and build back up.”

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