Former Gunners skipper critical of player sales.
Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams admits he is disappointed to see his old side continuing to sell their big names after Thomas Vermaelen was the latest to leave the club for Barcelona, the Daily Mirror reports.
The Belgian international had not been first choice at the Emirates Stadium for some time, which looked to have persuaded Arsene Wenger to let him move on, but Adams feels that the Gunners should be able to keep top quality players at the club as backup, rather than letting them sign for someone else as soon as they become unhappy.
“It seems kind of too easy to say, ‘I’m not playing – off I go’. It seems like it’s far too easy to let these people walk out the door,” the former defender said.
“There are no more excuses, for me. The finance is there, everything’s in place. Don’t let your players go. Challenge for the title.”
Vermaelen joins the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song and Thierry Henry in players to have swapped Arsenal for Barcelona in recent years.