Jamie Carragher: Arsenal's big-game form is 'unforgiveable'

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The former Liverpool defender says he is 'frustrated' watching a 'naive' Arsenal side time and time again.

Jamie Carragher believes Arsenal's big-game form is simply 'unforgivable.'

The Gunners lost 2-0 at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League during midweek with a performance that many Arsenal fans have grown tired of seeing.

And Carragher sees the fault with Arsene Wenger's tactics, with the former Liverpool defender feeling 'frustrated' at how predictable the north London side have become.

Indeed, the 36-year-old believes Arsenal should stop being 'naive' and change their tactical approach for the bigger games.

"When I watch Arsenal now, I get frustrated," Carragher wrote in his weekly column for the Daily Mail.

"They play the same way wherever they go - with their full-backs pushed up high and wide - and get caught on the counter-attack. They are the away team! They should be doing that to the home team when they go travelling.

"Why don’t they learn? It is unforgivable that this keeps happening.

"The penny needs to drop. When I played in Europe with Liverpool, the first objective was always to get a clean sheet: make yourself difficult to break down then, if a chance arose, pounce and pick up whatever you could. If the home fans didn’t like it, so what?

"Yet Arsenal feel they can beat anyone. Anywhere. Playing their own game. It’s naive."

The Gunners travel to Aston Villa later today, while their next Premier League clash sees them host Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby.

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