Though the Gunners won 3-2 against Cardiff on Sunday, Unai Emery’s defensive setup needs to improve as soon as possible, that’s according to former Arsenal player Emmanuel Petit.
The North London club have seen themselves conceded eight goals in just four matches, which means they have conceded two goals in every matches played so far.
Against Cardiff, who haven’t scored a goal in the League prior to Sunday’s encounter, many thought Unai Emery’s men should get their first clean sheet of the season but things didn’t turn out that way.
As result of their shambolic display at the back of the pitch, Petit has called on the former Paris St-German’s manager to improve his defensive unit, else, he loses out in his mission to return the club back to Champions League competition next season.
Despite the acquisition of two defenders – Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Stephan Lichtsteiner – and a goalkeeper Bernd Leno during the summer transfer market, Arsenal still concede cheap goals and that hasn’t gone well with Petit.
According to the 1998 World Cup Winner while speaking with RMC Sport, Arsenal are not going to achieve a top-four finish this season should they fail to improve their display at the back of the pitch.
He admitted that they possess good and quality strikers, in person of Aubameyang and Lacazette, but they can’t compete with other top-six clubs with a feeble defence line.
“Even with Aubameyang and Lacazette, Arsenal will not be on the podium if the defensive problems are not settled,” the Frenchman said.