Bacary Sagna tears into Arsenal after their poor start to the season

Bacary Sagna has slammed his former club Arsenal following their consecutive Premier League defeat on Sunday.

The Gunners failed to register a goal as Romelu Lukaku, in his second debut with the Blues, and Reece James scored at the Emirates Stadium. .

The Gunners have spent over £130m this summer, more than any other Premier League club, during the transfer window, but still question marks remain with Mikel Arteta and his direction with the club.

Ben White, Martin Odegaard, goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Nuno Tavares have all arrived but so far, there’s been no great improvement.

And now Sagna, who played for the Reds between 2007 and 2014, has come out to say they should have bought players with more experience.

Speaking with fellow former Arsenal player Emmanuel Petit, he said on RMC Sport: ‘When I watch Arsenal now, honestly, I know that they are going to lose the majority of the time, that something is going to happen, that we are going to concede a stupid goal.

“How can you spend €150million and only bring in young players? It might be good for the future, but someone has got to think about the present.

“Maybe we have players with character but they have won nothing. Today, you know how youngsters are, some older player tells them what to do. 

“They say, “well, what have you won?”. A player who has won titles barely has to speak to be listened to.’

Arteta on the future

Arteta has claimed that fans understand the club is undergoing a rebuilding process, despite the Spaniard receiving a wave of flak of the side’s hapless defeats to Brentford and Chelsea.

He said via the Mail: “They know what we are trying to do. They can see it. And if you can’t see it and don’t see it, it’s because you don’t want to and you want to see something different.

“But they really know what is coming, what we’re trying to do and they will be there for us. Because they know, as well, that our young players need them.

“Arsenal fans, when things are a little bit difficult, they are always behind the team. I can say that for sure as I felt it from when I was a player here.’

“We are happy with what we have done. I’m really happy with the club, the unity we have to make decisions and how focused we are on what we believe is the right thing to do for the club.’

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