Crunch time for Arsenal

arsenal v Spurs

PAUL SCHOLES is the latest in a long and ever-increasing line of pundits to put the boot into Arsenal.

The former Manchester United star didn’t mince his words speaking on BT Sport after the Gunners’ 2-1 loss at home to struggling Swansea.

The defeat came just three days after an insipid Arsenal side went down 3-2 to a United team full of inexperienced youngsters and leaves Arsene Wenger’s men in need of victory against bitter North London rivals Tottenham on Saturday if they are to realistically keep their title hopes alive.

Scholes told BT Sport viewers: “They (Spurs) can virtually put Arsenal away with a win.

“The question about Arsenal is – have Arsenal got the bottle to go there and win a game after the two results they’ve just had?
“I doubt whether they’ve got the bottle or the balls to go on and do it.”

Arsenal fans clearly share the same opinion if the walk-out that followed Ashley Williams’ 75th-minute winner for Swansea is anything to go by.

There was no protest about the board or ticket prices. They had just given up.

Wenger will find it difficult to lift his troops for the clash with Spurs at White Hart Lane and it’s hard to see the Frenchman keeping his job at the end of the season if the Premier League title isn’t secured.

Supporters have clearly had enough and they made their feelings towards their manager known on several occasions against Swansea – particularly when their goalscorer and main threat Joel Campbell was substituted after 64 minutes with the score locked at 1-1.

It’s crunch time for Arsenal and Tottenham and their supporters would love nothing more than putting the final nail in the coffin of their fiercest rivals.

Arsenal fans, do you agree with Scholes, would defeat at Tottenham end your title hopes this season?


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