“Like An Advert For Mothercare” – Ex-Arsenal Striker Bemoans Lack Of Squad Depth

By The Editor
on 1st February 2022

Ex-Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell is worried about the squad depth…


Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has bemoaned the lack of squad depth in the Gunners squad after the club failed to strengthen in the January transfer market, he told Sky Sports.

With Pierre-Emerick Aubamyang leaving the club for Barcelona, we’re now left with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah as our centre-forward options.

Ironically, both Lacazette and Nketiah are out of contract in June and look set to leave the club for free which would decimate our options further.

Given that we’re now left with 18 senior players in the squad for the second half of the campaign, we could be seeing a number of our academy products making up the matchday squads.

The likes of Charlie Patino, Omari Hutchinson and Mika Biereth have been on the bench in recent games with the manager reluctant to turn to them.

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“I think Lacazette & Nketiah isn’t strong enough,” Campbell was quoted as saying.

“Lacazette is obviously very experienced & a very good player. Nketiah is not the answer – he’s going to be leaving in the summer. I think should have done business.

“They are playing a bit of Russian roulette. There’s holes in the squad, even more holes now as they’ve thinned the squad down tremendously.

“The Arsenal bench could look like an advert for Mothercare with bottles & Farley’s Rusks with the amount of youngsters they have,” the former England international added.

Campbell’s fears have been echoed by many observers and one hopes Mikel Arteta and Edu’s gamble of going through the rest of the campaign with our current squad pays off.

With just 17 league games remaining, keeping our first XI on the pitch consistently will have a huge bearing on our league standing come May.

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