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Sebastien Squillaci has slammed Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger for the team’s defensive woes.
The ex-gunner defender 35, revealed Wenger’s philosophy is to blame why the team keep conceding goals and can’t keep a clean sheet when they play.
“There were a lot of expectations, but it’s always been tough for the centre-backs at Arsenal – you can see that before I joined and after I left.
“Arsenal conceded goals and they’ll always concede goals. It’s because of the club’s philosophy.”
Speaking to beIN Sports, Squillaci added: “I spoke to Wenger about it and he said ‘I know it’s hard, but that’s the way it is, I want to play like this, I want my forwards to have freedom, not to have too much defending to do’.
“It was very open, and we often found ourselves one-on-one with the attacker.”