Richard Lee: 'Arsenal were embarrassing, Xhaka was treading water, Pepe devoid of ideas'

Monday, September 16th, 2019 2:29pm

By Patrick Christys @PatrickChristys

The Gunners drew 2-2 with Watford.

Ex-Watford player Richard Lee thinks Arsenal's performance against his old side at the weekend was 'embarrassing' and questioned whether they can compete for a top four spot.

Lee, who hosts the Love Sport Breakfast Show and played 92 times for Watford, was scathing about Arsenal's performance against Watford, as the Gunners threw away a two goal lead to draw the game 2-2.

Lee said: "You talk about football intelligence and the intelligence of footballers.

"For a start Guendouzi nearly gets himself sent off before half time. They’ve got the game in the bag - Watford are done and dusted.

"It was like they were trying to invite Watford to score by playing these ridiculous goal kick routines, putting them in again and again until they finally did score.

"And then, in fairness, watford absolutely battered them and how they didn’t win I’ll never know."


Lee spoke about new Arsenal signing Pepe, saying: "On yesterday’s performance, his body language didn’t look happy.

"He looked devoid of ideas as well and the final product was very disappointing.

"I looked around the pitch, Xhaka was treading water. I looked around that team and that team yesterday, if they’re looking to fight for a top four place they need to make some changes."

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