Jamie Carragher: Arsenal are struggling for form - just like Liverpool

Arsene Wenger Looks On

The Reds icon has passed his verdict on Arsenal and Liverpool's midweek wins.

They may be back to winning ways but Jamie Carragher believes both Arsenal and Liverpool are 'struggling' for form.

The Gunners beat Southampton last night to record their second successive Premier League win and third in a row in all competitions, though Carragher was keen to emphasise the fact that their performance levels were nowhere near as high as they could be.

And the same, according to the Sky Sports pundit, goes for Liverpool, who beat Leicester City 3-1 on Tuesday night. 

"Arsenal like Liverpool struggling with form but getting the results of late & that is always more important," the 36-year-old wrote on social networking site Kicca.

"Question for both teams is will this form change with these wins and with better confidence? Or is there that much more to come in terms of performance from both teams?"

Both teams have struggled by their usual standards so far this season but two wins out of two have helped both Arsene Wenger and Brendan Rodgers' causes in the Premier League.

The north London side now reside in sixth in the table, just two points off the top four, while Liverpool are only three points further back in eighth.

As Carragher points out, however, performances need to improve. Could both sides, for instance, be caught out against stronger opposition?

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