Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does not think about the opposition


Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher claims that Arsenal need to adapt their playing style.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does not think about the opposition.

The former England international made the comments following the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat to Swansea City in the Premier League on Sunday.

Arsenal took the lead at the Liberty Stadium in the 63rd minute through Alexis Sanchez, but the Swans staged a comeback and scored twice in the space of just three minutes to pick up the three points.

Carragher was critical of the North London club’s performance in Wales and told Sky Sports: ‘I thought Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had a good game in terms of going forward for Arsenal but at half-time it was clear Chambers is having one of those days where Montero had got the better of him.

‘I’ve been there as a defender and you need help. You can change it; Arsenal had Hector Bellerin on the bench, who is inexperienced, but is supposed to be one of the quickest players at the club. Could he have made a difference with his pace?...

'But Arsene Wenger has so much belief in his team and the way they play, he says ‘we’ll go forward, play our own game, do not worry about the opposition’. But it’s proving that you have to think about the opposition...

'You can’t always play exactly the same way. Games change. Sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re behind. You can’t keep on playing the same way'.

Carragher’s opinion will be shared by many Arsenal fans. The Gunners have always had an attacking philosophy under Wenger and that has often cost them points.

Perhaps Wenger needs to adapt his footballing style…

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