Scholes slates Arsenal's 'tippy tappy football', says Wilshere hasn't progressed

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Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes did not hold back with his views on Arsenal after the Gunners dropped more points.

A man usually of few words, Paul Scholes had plenty to say when asked what he thought of Arsenal last night.

Making a rare punditry appearance on SkySports, Scholes went in with two feet on Arsene Wenger's stars, just as he did many a time in his playing days.

Asked about Arsenal dropping more points, the former Manchester United man didn't hold back, slating the club's mentality and several key players.

"It's been a typical week, capitulating at Chelsea now this. It's a similar theme for them capitulating against the top teams.

"Looking at the Arteta's, Cazorla's, Rosicky's even Ozil although he has not played for a bit, it seems like they go onto the pitch with no discipline, 'do what you want', try and score goals playing tippy tappy football and don't track back.

"I don't know what the manager says but it just seems that way to me. No discipline, no leaders. No Vieira's or Adams'."

"When your a midfield player and your up against it, you have to stop the flow of attacks."

"It's the same every year...go to City, Liverpool, Chelsea, and just do nothing. They want to win the league but they are a million miles away in my eyes.

"They used to have characters and leaders, we played against those sort of players and they were really tough. Now when you play Arsenal now, you get stuck into them and you win the game."

Scholes, the man whose missed penalty in the 2005 FA Cup Final led to Arsenal's last trophy win was not done there, and gave his view on injured midfielder Jack Wilshere, who he argues has not kicked on even accounting for his injuries.

"Wilshere needs players like Vieira alongside him to get to the next level. Wilshere doesn't look a better player now than he did at 17."

His view of Wilshere is perhaps a harsh one, but the reality is his injuries have held him back and there are other young English midfielders vying for a World Cup spot which was once certain to be his, namely Ross Barkley and Adam Lallana.

Wilshere will likely hear of Scholes' comments, and will have to use them as motivation to push on and achieve the heights he has always been tipped to reach.

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