- Arsenal club legend Tony Adams has criticised Unai Emery’s struggling side
- The Gunners fell to a limp 2-0 defeat to Leicester at the King Power on Saturday
- Adams believes that recruitment at the club has been poor but defended Emery
- Fellow pundit Jamie Redknapp says Arsenal stars wouldn’t feature for Leicester
Tony Adams criticised former club Arsenal after their limp defeat at Leicester on Saturday
But the ex-defender has also surprisingly defended under-fire Gunners boss Unai Emery
Arsenal are already eight points behind fourth spot in the race for Champions League football
Tony Adams has lashed out at former club Arsenal after their torrid form continued with a limp 2-0 defeat against Leicester on Saturday.
The former defender criticised the club’s mentality and believes that supporters of the top flight strugglers may even have expected a heavy defeat at the King Power.
Pressure mounted on Gunners boss Unai Emery once again after his side’s surrender with Jamie Vardy and James Maddison dealing the damage for Leicester, who rose into second spot.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Arsenal legend Adams said: ‘The recruitment has been poor for a few years now. The manager must be pulling his hair out.
‘We came here expecting a good hiding and we got one. It’s infectious once you’ve got that mentality.’
The 53-year-old also believes that the blame for the club’s multitude of issues shouldn’t solely lie with Emery.
He added: ‘I think it’s easy to blame Emery. He’s doing his best with what he’s got. It’s a bigger problem than this coach, it really is.’
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And when questioned about a potential new figure at the helm transforming Arsenal’s season, Adams said: ‘I don’t think so, he’ll get an initial lift, but what are you looking for? Last year, I thought he [Emery] did an unbelievable job. So many changes…’
Fellow pundit Jamie Redknapp believes that none of the current Arsenal crop are currently performing at a high enough level.
He said: ‘How many Arsenal players would get in that Leicester team? I’m struggling to name one. Would you swap [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang for Vardy? Not right now’.
The North London outfit are already eight points behind the Champions League spots, and their former stalwart admitted that Emery’s men may miss out on European football as a result of their inconsistency.
Adams added: ‘Top six I said at the beginning of the season. It’s no good when you keep changing the defence, there’s no consistency.’