Graeme Souness blasts 'miserable, disorganised' Arsenal after shock Monaco defeat

Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness couldn't hide his disgust as Arsenal collapsed to a 3-1 home defeat to Monaco in the Champions League.

The first leg of Arsenal's Champions League tie against Monaco really couldn't have gone much worse for Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.

Whilst Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester City were handed big challenges against Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona, Arsenal were given the perceivably 'easy' tie against Monaco, who lie 11 points adrift of leaders Lyon in Ligue 1.

Yet come the final whistle at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal's Champions League hopes were in tatters after a disastrous night.

Monaco went into a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Geoffrey Kondogbia and former Tottenham star Dimitar Berbatov, and just as hope was restored with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's goal, Arsenal were caught on the counter attack as Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco swooped to make it 3-1.

Arsenal now have to travel to Monaco and score at least three times to have a chance of going into the last eight, and Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness was disgusted with the Gunners' display

"Arsenal were miserable tonight...apart from the first ten minutes, when they looked threatening. I was going to say is it a case of Arsenal being that bad rather than them being that good - well, I think that is the answer after that stat; four goals in the qualifying game and three goals tonight, in one game? I just think that Arsenal were so disorganised. So disorganised."

To concede three times against a team who had scored just four goals in six games during the group stage is embarrassing for Wenger, and the Gunners are on the brink of an early exit - and giving the defending on show on Wednesday night, it's hard to disagree with Souness' criticism.

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