Kevin Campbell Arsenal lack the right mentality to make topfour

Kevin Campbell Arsenal lack the right mentality to make topfour

September 18, 2019 lejlgizx 0

first_imgEx-Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell believes they are set to miss out on Champions League football once again for next season.The Gunners surrendered their hold on fourth-place in the standings over the weekend after losing 3-1 at Manchester City.Meanwhile, rivals Chelsea and Manchester United both jumped ahead to leave Arsenal down in sixth-place with another 13 games left.But, for Campbell, the major concern for the Gunners is the lack of “mentality” in the squad that’s required for games on the road.“Arsenal just aren’t the same away from home and until they get that toughness in them, from the defensive side especially, they are not going to make the top four in my opinion because of that defence on the road,” Campbell told Love Sport Radio.“As far as I’m concerned it’s the mentality that you have to have on the road.“You have got to be sure and you have got to be mentally strong when you go on the road, especially at the better clubs in the league.“You have to go there with a toughness, that you know you can get something and a game plan that you’re going to get something.“At home, Arsenal can do it because they have got their fantastic fans with them. But away from home, there is that siege mentality that you have to have in order to pick up results away from home.“Arsenal haven’t had that in a hell of a long time. They struggle against the big boys.“When you actually do the eye test and you look at Arsenal you see some fantastic footballers but what you actually do see is a lack of the passion, the drive to get dirty in the trenches. It’s tough because for a lot of Arsenal fans, the team have had it.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“They’ve seen the players who have played there, they have idolised the likes of [Patrick] Vieira and Tony Adams and these guys who, when the chips are down, they stand up. And they just don’t see it anymore.”Arsenal’s mixed fortunes this season have raised questions on whether Arsene Wenger was really at fault for their current problems after all.But Campbell is confident new manager Unai Emery will succeed and adds that the Spaniard’s signings over the summer transfer window will give fans a better idea as to what his plans are.“I believe Unai Emery, he’s only been there six months, he’s doing a great job considering he’s taken over from somebody like Arsene Wenger after 22 years,” Campbell added.“The issue Arsenal have is how they recruit in the summer. I think that’s going to be the key.“That defence isn’t good enough if we’re honest and the midfield, going away from home, isn’t strong enough.“How Emery recruits in the summer is going to tell Arsenal and Arsenal fans a lot about where they’re going.”Campbell scored 31 goals in 129 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions.Happy birthday to you, @1KevinCampbell! 🎈 pic.twitter.com/YwyTROMhFz— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 4, 2019last_img

 

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