Former Man United ace Gary Neville has slammed Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez for the lack of responsibility they show towards their teammates.
Neville was speaking after the Gunners played out a goalless draw with Liverpool on Monday Night Football, and he believes that certain players aren’t stepping up when needed.
Arsenal have now failed to score in five of their last six Premier League home games, and Neville insists that the likes of Ozil and Sanchez need to do more for the team.
“They’re fantastic players but do they take responsibility for their team mates? No,” he told Sky Sports.
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen Mesut Ozil take responsibility for the rest of his team. I’ve seen him have good games, where he passes the ball well, gets involved and gets assists but doesn’t get enough goals.
“Alexis Sanchez is someone that plays in moments and is tenacious. The experience was in the front of the pitch, Olivier Giroud, Sanchez and Ozil – they’re not the type of players that will take responsibility for the players behind them. I was so surprised tonight at the poor quality Arsenal showed on the ball, they gave it away time after time.”
Neville was complimentary of Arsenal and Arsene Wenger for the most part, but did criticise the Frenchman for the type of players that he has brought in over the last 10 years or so.
While praising the way the club has managed its spending in comparison to their rivals and yet have still remained competitive, Neville suggested that Wenger has either been arrogant or naive to think that he can win a Premier League title with the way he has built this squad and continues to do so.