‘Arsenal don’t have balls to win the title’

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Former Newcastle United manager Graeme Souness has branded the current Arsenal team a joke, following their 3-2 loss to Manchester United in the Premier on Sunday.

The 62-year old was speaking as a Sky Sports pundit as he tore into the Arsenal team, who missed the chance to close the gap on Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur, who both won their games to extend the lead over the Gunners.

And Souness said: “I want to be harsh on Arsenal. It was more of a tippy-tippy football by Arsenal, going nowhere, that’s why they have 60 per cent possession. Arsenal today bordered on being a joke.”

The Scot also appeared to suggest the Arsenal players do not have the balls needed, as he said: “Arsene Wenger must be tearing his hair out. And there’s a word I want to use but I can’t use it which describes a lack of something that real players have and this Arsenal team lack it in abundance, just don’t have it, none.

“And I’ll stand on my head if they prove me wrong and go and win this league, because that today was totally unacceptable.

“I thought today they would come here with an opportunity to put a marker on the wall and say, ‘we’re back in this race.’ And they’ve come back here today and been so insipid, so weak and pussyfooted.

“All they’ve done today is said to the opposition this team can be rolled over. If I was an Arsenal supporter I would be so angry right now.

“There is so much about Arsenal to like and in equal measures there is so much to dislike,” he said.

18-year old Marcus Rashford scored a brace in the 29th and 32nd minutes to give the Red Devils a 2-0 lead, before Danny Welbeck replied for Arsenal in the 40th .

The home side then closed out the game 3-2 in the second-half, as Ander Herrera’s 65th minute deflected strike went in; Mesut Ozil then narrowed the deficit for the Gunners in the 69th.