Cascarino warns Arsene Wenger and Arsenal they could be left behind

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger before the start of the match

Arsenal lost to Liverpool in their first game of the season on Sunday.

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Tony Cascarino has told the Times that Arsene Wenger and Arsenal are in danger of being left behind in the Premier League.

The Gunners made a disastrous start to the season on Sunday as they were beaten 4-3 by Liverpool at the Emirates.

The defeat piled pressure on manager Arsene Wenger, who was already facing intense criticism after his failure to bring in big-name players so far.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks dejectedArsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks dejected

The Frenchman’s situation has not been helped by the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City spending vast sums to ensure they are Premier League title challengers this season.

And Cascarino has now warned them that they face the prospect of being left behind by their rivals.

“Where Arsene Wenger first came to England he was the bright, exciting manager whose teams were at times unplayable,” he told the Times.

“But rivals have cloned his style, copied his idea, caught up with him and now he and Arsenal are in danger of being left behind.”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks dejectedArsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks dejected

It will now be interesting to see if Wenger reacts to the loss to Liverpool by spending big before the end of the summer transfer window.

There is no denying they are needed, with the game showing that they are lacking in several areas, most notably a central defender and a striker.

To improve both areas will require the Arsenal boss spending big though, and it remains to be seen if he is willing to do so after resisting so far.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger before the start of the matchArsenal manager Arsene Wenger before the start of the match

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