Arsenal’s players have ‘got away with murder’ despite their pointless start to the new season, according to David Seaman… while the club legend insists ‘fans will turn’ if they don’t beat Norwich this weekend
- Arsenal are bottom of the Premier League after three defeats in as many games
- It’s their worst start to a Premier League campaign and they have yet to score
- David Seaman recognized the class gap between them and Chelsea last month
- Club legend also expects fans to turn around if they don’t beat Norwich on Saturday
Arsenal’s players have ‘get away with murder’ since the end of last season, according to David Seaman after their horrific start to the new season.
The Gunners are bottom of the Premier League after three games after defeats to Brentford and Manchester City on either side of a 2-0 London derby against Chelsea last month.
Mikel Arteta’s men have scored nine goals without scoring once in their worst ever start to a Premier League campaign and are now facing a crucial game against Norwich at the weekend.
David Seaman says Arsenal players ‘get away with murder’
Seaman (left) insists the Gunners failed to show up this season after a meaningless start
But club legend Seaman insists, while the Spaniard has been criticized for claiming the spotlight has not been sufficiently shared with his player staff, who have not ‘surfaced’ in 2021-2022.
“The players didn’t show up, even towards the end of last season,” the former goalkeeper told talkSPORT.
“I know Arteta got a lot of bucks, but the players didn’t show up and I was like, ‘Wait a minute, these guys are getting away with murder,’ ’cause there’s not much said about them and they’re performing not at their best.
“I went to the Chelsea game and I thought ‘oh god they are way ahead of us right now”.
Mikel Arteta’s men have lost all three top games against Brentford, Chelsea and Man City
Seaman admitted the defeat of the London derby showed the divide in the class between two sides
The Canaries visit the Emirates Stadium on Saturday and are one place above the Gunners, having also lost all three matches.
And ex-England stopper Seaman insists his former club will have to make an appearance or risk further fan anger – already sparked by two straight eighth places in the Premier League – if they are beaten by the side of Daniel Farke.
“This is where we are at the moment and it’s a huge game now, I’m glad it’s home because if it was gone it would be a really tough game, the pressure from the fans at the Emirates will tell .
He insists Arsenal must beat Daniel Farke’s Norwich or their fan base will turn against them
“There will be a lot of pressure if Norwich scores first.
“They have to show up this weekend, it’s a huge game and I fear the worst if we get beaten because the fans will be spinning. They’re not happy with finishing eighth for two seasons, it’s not nearly good enough.”
Seaman was part of a much more successful period in Arsenal’s long history.
As the No. 1 goalkeeper between 1990 and 2003, he won three Premier League titles and four FA Cups.