Alan Shearer has branded Arsenal’s performance against Southampton as “terrible”, adding that he doesn’t see boss Unai Emery finding a way to banish the pressure surrounding his job.
Emery faced more calls to leave North London on Saturday after Alexandre Lacazette’s last-gasp goal salvaged the Gunners a point in a match they could easily have lost.
The result leaves Arsenal in seventh in the Premier League table and without a win in the top flight since the start of October and, speaking on Match of the Day, Shearer did not hold back when criticising the performances of some of Emery’s players.
“Where do we start? They were sloppy, so bad defensively. [Kieran] Tierney set the tone after a couple of minutes, caught on the ball, poor touches” the pundit said. “[Lucas] Torreira then got caught on the ball, Arsenal got away with it.
“Six players and the manager are moaning to the referee when Southampton score, they were too clever for them. David Luiz… by the time the ball is in the net he’s not even in the box, it’s too late, he’s switching off.
“These mistakes are happening every single week trying to play out of the back but they’re not good enough to play out from the back, they keep giving chances away. I see the same thing with Arsenal, they’re terrible defensively every single week, and they’re getting worse.
“I don’t see Emery getting out of it because as I said, they’re getting worse.”
Arsenal return to action on Thursday when they play Eintracht Frankfurt at the Emirates in the Europa League.