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Chris Sutton has slammed struggling Arsenal duo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Willian but praised Bukayo Saka and Kieran Tierney for ‘showing fight’ amid the club’s shocking run.
The Gunners slipped to an eighth defeat of the season on Saturday, losing 2-1 at Everton to stay just 15th in the Premier League table.
Arsenal’s worrying run of form has left them ten points adrift of the Champions League places and just three places above the relegation zone.
Sutton insists Arsenal could be relegated this season and has slammed Aubameyang and Willian for their performances during the 2020-21 campaign.
Aubameyang has scored just twice from open play this season, while Willian is still yet to get off the mark for his new club following a summer move from Chelsea.
Sutton has at least been impressed by Arsenal duo Saka and Tierney, who he says are ‘showing fight’ amid the club’s shocking run. He told MailSport: ‘Arsenal aren’t above a race against relegation.
‘Right now, they’re banking on three teams being worse than them. Mikel Arteta is very lucky the fans aren’t there because they’d be letting their feelings known.
‘It started so well with that FA Cup victory. Now, Arsenal’s priority is staying in the Premier League rather than qualifying for Europe.
‘To think how many moaners there were about Arsene Wenger perennially finishing inside the top four. Offer that now and they’d snap your hand off.
‘Willian joined in the summer but may as well be playing in his slippers. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang decided to take a holiday after signing his bumper new deal.
‘At least Kieran Tierney and Bukayo Saka are showing fight, but Arsenal are in trouble.
‘They have too many talented players to drop to the Championship. The upcoming games against Brighton and West Bromwich could be six-pointers!’