Pep Guardiola would ‘struggle’ to fix ‘spineless’ Arsenal, says Jamie Redknapp

Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola reacts in front of empty stands ahead of the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on June 17, 2020. - The Premier League makes its eagerly anticipated return today after 100 days in lockdown but behind closed doors due to coronavirus restrictions.
Guardiola would ‘struggle’ to fix Arsenal, says Redknapp (Picture: AFP via Getty)

Pep Guardiola would ‘struggle to solve the puzzle that is Arsenal’, according to Jamie Redknapp.

Manchester City boss Guardiola’s former assistant manager Mikel Arteta is currently in charge at the Emirates and endured a miserable return to Premier League action.

First, they were humbled by City in a 3-0 defeat on Wednesday night before suffering a shock loss to Brighton after what Redknapp described as ‘another spineless away performance’.

The problems at the club, in Redknapp’s opinion, are ‘deep-rooted’ and the former Liverpool midfielder is not even convinced former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager Guardiola would have the answers.

‘Mikel Arteta took over at Arsenal after working as assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City,’ Redknapp told the Daily Mail. ‘We don’t yet know whether he will live up to the standards set by his former boss.

‘But even Guardiola would struggle to solve the puzzle that is Arsenal. Their problems are deep-rooted and Saturday saw another spineless away performance that showed this team is nowhere near being able to compete.

Arsenal Training Session
Arteta has work to do (Picture: Getty)

‘Who makes the decisions at that club? Who spends the money?

‘What will happen to Mesut Ozil, Arsenal’s highest-paid player, who was warming the bench at Brighton? And enigmatic defender David Luiz? Will Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang commit to a new deal?

‘There are so many problems at Arsenal and Arteta needs two things to solve this mess: time and money.’

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