Former Premier League striker Alan Shearer has warned Arsenal could end up in the wilderness if they don’t sort out things out behind the scenes.
The Match of the Day pundit reckons the Gunners could end up like Manchester United if things such as recruitment don’t improve considerably.
After another awful defensive display against Norwich City, he wrote in his latest Sun column: “The biggest issue, and it’s been a problem for years now, is recruitment.
“Just who is bringing the players into the club? If it’s not the manager, then who is accountable?
“You only need to look at Manchester United to see how big a challenge it was for Emery from the outset.
“Replacing a legend like Arsene Wenger was never going to be easy, even if the Frenchman probably stayed a year or two longer than he should have.
“We’ve seen how hard it has been for bosses trying to replicate Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.
Alarmingly, Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with the Canaries means they are now eight games without a win.
TBR’s view – Arsenal have to get it right
Shearer is right when he warns of the Manchester United-style drop off.
The Gunners have gotten rid of Emery relatively quickly after he succeeded Wenger, just as United sacked Moyes soon after Ferguson.
Neither manager delivered the desired results, but the issues at boardroom level did not help their respective causes.
If Arsenal are not careful, they could well end up struggling in a very similar way to their old rivals.