Mertesacker: 'Arsenal have a lack of balance'
- The ex-Gunners claims having 3 amazing strikers is not enough.
- He believes they must also help the team in defensive situations.
- The former centre-back urges the fans to not pile blame on just the defenders.
Speaking with Sky Sports, Per Mertesacker explained what he sees as a major drawback of the current Arsenal side.
"I think we have a lack of balance right now. Where you feel like, ok we have amazing strikers but they as well need to understand that we need to have a certain compactness.
"It's not only about our three strikers providing an offensive threat. It is about these front three as well, leading the first frontline as being a defensive unit.
"So I think we need to be cautious of that. No matter how much striking power you have got, you need to have a sense of defensive compactness from everyone.
"So it's not only the back four who should be judged on how many goals we concede."
Do you agree that the forwards should always track back to defend?