Arsenal seemed to start the season in good form. Although the first two 0-0 draws were a little disappointing they soon started winning and even seemed to have the upper hand in the 2-1 defeat by League leaders Chelsea. Now it seems that good form has deserted them, with just one goal and one clean sheet in their last three matches highlights the fact there is something wrong somewhere.
According to Stewart Robson, who not only played for Arsenal for five years but has also recently been working on Arsenal TV so has many contacts at the club, thinks that Arsene Wenger and his new assistant Steve Bould are having differences over how the Gunners defence is being set out.
Robson said: “It looked more encouraging at the start of the season but it’s been five to six years and the same thing’s happened time and time again,”
“I hoped that when Steve Bould was appointed he would do more with the defence but I’m not sure whether he’s being allowed to do that by Arsene Wenger.
“I think there might be a rift in the camp between those two from what I’ve heard.”
Could this be the reason that Arsenal have gone from performing brilliantly against both Man City and Chelsea, but have now struggled against two teams right at the bottom of the Premiership?
If it is true, then Wenger needs to put Steve Bould in his place or get in a new assistant very quickly as this state of affairs can’t go on much longer…….
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