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Tony Adams criticised former club Arsenal after their limp defeat at Leicester on Saturday

‘We came here expecting a good hiding and got one’: Tony Adams slates Arsenal’s mentality after Leicester loss and DEFENDS Unai Emery

  • Arsenal club legend Tony Adams has criticised Unai Emery’s struggling side 
  • The Gunners fell to a limp 2-0 defeat to Leicester at the King Power on Saturday  
  • Adams believes that recruitment at the club has been poor but defended Emery 
  • Fellow pundit Jamie Redknapp says Arsenal stars wouldn’t feature for Leicester 
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Tony Adams has lashed out at former club Arsenal after their torrid form continued with a limp 2-0 defeat against Leicester on Saturday.

The former defender criticised the club’s mentality and believes that supporters of the top flight strugglers may even have expected a heavy defeat at the King Power.

Pressure mounted on Gunners boss Unai Emery once again after his side’s surrender with Jamie Vardy and James Maddison dealing the damage for Leicester, who rose into second spot. 

Tony Adams criticised former club Arsenal after their limp defeat at Leicester on Saturday

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Tony Adams criticised former club Arsenal after their limp defeat at Leicester on Saturday

Speaking on Sky Sports, Arsenal legend Adams said: ‘The recruitment has been poor for a few years now. The manager must be pulling his hair out. 

‘We came here expecting a good hiding and we got one. It’s infectious once you’ve got that mentality.’

The 53-year-old also believes that the blame for the club’s multitude of issues shouldn’t solely lie with Emery.

But the ex-defender has also surprisingly defended under-fire Gunners boss Unai Emery

But the ex-defender has also surprisingly defended under-fire Gunners boss Unai Emery

But the ex-defender has also surprisingly defended under-fire Gunners boss Unai Emery

He added: ‘I think it’s easy to blame Emery. He’s doing his best with what he’s got. It’s a bigger problem than this coach, it really is.’

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And when questioned about a potential new figure at the helm transforming Arsenal’s season, Adams said: ‘I don’t think so, he’ll get an initial lift, but what are you looking for? Last year, I thought he [Emery] did an unbelievable job. So many changes…’

Fellow pundit Jamie Redknapp also believes that none of the current Arsenal crop are currently performing at a high enough level.

He said: ‘How many Arsenal players would get in that Leicester team? I’m struggling to name one. Would you swap [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang for Vardy? Not right now’.