Jamie Carragher admits he is struggling to see the difference between Unai Emery’s Arsenal side and that of predecessor Arsene Wenger following the club’s defeat at Sheffield United on Monday night.
Lys Mousset scored the only goal of the game as the newly-promoted side won 1-0 at Bramall Lane, a defeat which leaves Arsenal fifth in the Premier League and two points outside of the Champions League places.
Carragher said that Sheffield United were fully deserving of their victory, adding Arsenal continue to demonstrate familiar flaws and are yet to show any signs of improvement following Emery’s arrival as manager in 2018.
“Sheffield United were absolutely brilliant tonight but I actually feared for Arsenal before kick-off,” Carragher said on Sky Sports Monday Night Football.
“I thought it would be a tough one for them, considering how they (Sheffield United) performed against Liverpool.
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“I thought if they got anywhere near that, then they would win the game, and they did. It wasn’t just a battling performance – some of the football they played was outstanding.
“How often I’ve done this show over the last five or six years and I’m saying the same thing. Nothing is different under Unai Emery.
“The big problem is, I actually thought Sheffield United would win before the game. And they should rightly get applauded off.
“Even when they were under pressure in the second half, they played out under pressure.”