Arsenal’s next game in the Premier League is against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and two former footballers are worried that they could suffer a heavy defeat.
The Gunners played out a 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in the league on Saturday.
Arsene Wenger’s side actually had to come from behind to pick up a point in the North London derby, and former Gunners star Sol Campbell believes that they need to change their strategy against Chelsea next Sunday.
‘I think with Arsenal when they go to Chelsea they might have to say: look play like how Tottenham are playing’, he told Sky Sports.
‘Chelsea are firing on all cylinders and they (Arsenal) wouldn’t want to leave too many gaps for Diego Costa. You've got to be sensible and be streetsmart about how you play football’.
Campbell was referring to Arsenal leaving gaps at the back for Tottenham to launch counter-attacks and exploit those areas.
Former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder Jamie Redknapp also made the same observation and warned Arsenal that they face the danger of losing 3-0 or 4-0 to Chelsea if they do not improve.
‘If they leave themselves open like that next week against Chelsea, then you could see 3-0 or 4-0’, he said.
Chelsea have been in great form this season and returned to winning ways on Saturday with a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa at the Bridge, with Costa once again on the scoresheet.