Jamie Redknapp makes Wenger statement, but says Romelu Lukaku could hurt them

Jamie Redknapp says Arsenal should not panic, but that Everton pose a big problem to them next weekend.

When you are struggling for form and are low on confidence, facing a dangerous Everton team is hardly ideal.

Arsenal have that task to negotiate next weekend, after a midweek trip to Barcelona which has the potential to be a heavy defeat.

With just one win in their last seven games, nerves at fraying at The Emirates, especially after losing in the FA Cup to Watford on Sunday.

Jamie Redknapp has told The Mail however that the Gunners cannot afford to panic right now, especially those in the boardroom.

He added that he expects Everton striker Romelu Lukaku to pose a serious danger for them next weekend.

He said: "That was not a good result for Arsenal against Watford but this is not the time to panic. The fans won’t be happy and it doesn’t get any easier for Arsene Wenger with trips to Barcelona and Everton up next. But any big decisions should be left until the summer.

"After this weekend’s results and performances, Arsenal will not want to go to Goodison Park next weekend. Romelu Lukaku will be licking his lips at the prospect of playing against that Arsenal back four."

There is little chance of anyone in the Arsenal boardroom panicking and taking action right now, for the club has been damaged by their inaction over the past few years, particularly that of majority shareholder Stan Kroenke.

The game against Barcelona may be a lost cause, 2-0 down from the first leg heading into the Nou Camp, but they need to go to Everton and really get a win, and at the least avoid defeat.

Lukaku showed his class by putting Chelsea to the sword in the FA Cup at the weekend, and in his own quest to win the Golden Boot will hold no fear against Arsenal.

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