Speaking on The Arsenal Lounge YouTube channel, Fabrizio Romano has delivered an update from inside the Arsenal dressing room.
The journalist was taking questions about all things Arsenal, and after a disjointed display against Brentford on Friday, inevitably, there were questions about whether or not everything was ok behind the scenes.
Romano says that he’s not heard there are huge issues in the dressing room, but there is concern among some about there being too many players in the same position.
What’s been said?
Romano gave an update about Arsenal.
“I think it’s not an easy situation to be honest, because Arsenal have a lot of players, and it’s not easy in this market to get rid of players. I still remember they decided to change with Hector Bellerin for months and months, and he’s still at the club,” Romano said.
“It’s not easy to find a solution with many players, also in attack, Nketiah they’ve not decided what they want to do, so it’s a confusing situation. From what I’m told, in the dressing room, I’m not told there are big problems in the dressing room, but there is more a problem about too many players in the same positions, in particular in attack, and they wanted to bring in a new one like Tammy Abraham, but they couldn’t because they had too many players in this position.”
“The real difficult part of this market is about selling players, look at Manchester United they are not selling players, and Arsenal, they’re trying, but it’s not easy. It’s something this week that needs to be clarified, but it could become a problem.”
It’s easy to understand why players may feel a bit edgy about the amount of competition they have in some positions.
Imagine you’re someone like Eddie Nketiah, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Gabriel Martinelli and Folarin Balogun are all competing for your spot, and in all honesty, there’s no real path to the first-team at the moment.
Nketiah would have every right to feel a bit downhearted at the moment, and there are several players in the squad that are probably in the same boat.
Hopefully, Arsenal can resolve this issue, otherwise, it could become a big problem.