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Gary Neville criticises Bernd Leno and fears Arsenal’s defence will ‘always not be good enough’

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 1 Sep 2019 11:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link209Shares Leno’s weak save allowed Eriksen the simplest of finishes after 10 minutes (Picture: Getty)Speaking on The Gary Neville Podcast after the game, he explained: ‘Today you talk about the threat, the intensity, good parts of the game, you still have to mention the fact that they look sloppy and rash at the back.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘We talked about the goalkeeper’s mistake, I don’t quite trust him, I don’t think he’s anywhere near the class of the other top goalkeepers we have in the league.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:47FullscreenArsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-2-2-tottenham-unai-emery-press-conference-1997076/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘The two centre-backs, they’re rash. You could argue that Hector Bellerin’s got to come back in, that Rob Holding’s got to come back in, Kieran Tierney’s got to come back in. So that back four can be strengthened.‘But you still fear that that back four will always still not be good enough for where Arsenal want to be, and they somehow from somewhere need to unearth a centre-back that’s going to hold that back-line together. The German shot-stopper was at fault for Tottenham’s opening goal on Sunday (Picture: Getty)Gary Neville has criticised Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno – and the entire back-line – for their performances against Tottenham in the north London derby on Sunday.Spurs took a two goal lead at the Emirates, with Leno palming a tame shot into the path of Christian Eriksen for the opening goal before a rash challenge from Granit Xhaka gave Harry Kane the chance to double the lead from the spot.Although Arsenal fought back to draw 2-2, Neville was concerned by the way Arsenal defended and how easily Spurs countered throughout and feels a new centre-back is still needed, while he is not convinced by Leno.center_img Neville feels Arsenal’s back-line is lagging a long way behind their rivals (Picture: Getty)‘So I think there’s still the fear for Arsenal that they look like they’re all over the place at the back when they have good players against them.‘We saw today Tottenham created many chances on the counter-attack, whereas the really good teams and top teams they manage the counter-attack, they sustain their own attack and they don’t allow teams to counter-attack on them very often – City and Liverpool in particular.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Gary Neville criticises Bernd Leno and fears Arsenal’s defence will ‘always not be good enough’ Advertisementlast_img

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