Paul Merson fires warning to Arsenal after their friendly defeat to Brentford

first_img Video Settings Top articles Metro Sport ReporterFriday 12 Jun 2020 11:21 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link349Shares Paul Merson believes Arsenal will struggle playing with no fans in attendance (Sky/Getty)Paul Merson believes Arsenal will struggle to perform in front of no fans and has criticised David Luiz after his error in the defeat to Brentford this week.Mikel Arteta’s side will resume their Premier League campaign next Wednesday as they face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.But the Gunners looked off the pace during a friendly against Brentford on Wednesday as they were beaten 3-2 by the Championship club at the Emirates Stadium.Luiz and Alexandre Lacazette were both responsible for errors which led to two of Brentford’s goals during the friendly.ADVERTISEMENT Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling ‘And I worry about them playing behind closed doors.‘The one thing that when you’re a defender and not a great defender, and there’s a few of them at Arsenal who are not top-drawer defenders, I think the fans keep you honest.‘And I mean that in way where they keep your concentration levels. As defenders, you need the fans there where you’re always going to concentrate.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I saw one of the goals against Brentford and David Luiz tried to play up and flick it over his shoulder and over the lad’s head, and that’s not being honest.‘The fans keep you honest and I think with Arsenal it’s going to be a little bit of a problem defensively because I think they will switch off.‘Behind closed doors, no crowd, I think they’ll switch off and there will be mistake after mistake and I think it will be a problem for Arsenal.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. SPONSORED Read More PLAY Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Full Screen Skip Paul Merson fires warning to Arsenal after their friendly defeat to Brentford Read More by Metro Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read More 1 min. story Read More Read More About Connatix V67539 Coming Next Comment 1/1 Skip Ad And Merson believes Arsenal’s defenders will lack concentration if there are no supporters there to ‘keep them honest’.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I worry for Arsenal, I watched their goals that they let in against Brentford,’ Merson told Sky Sports. / Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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