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EPL: William Gallas blames two Arsenal stars after latest defeat

Former Arsenal captain, William Gallas, has blamed defenders Ben White and William Saliba for their roles in the club’s Premier League 3-1 defeat to Manchester United last Sunday.

Gallas also said Arsenal needs a more experienced presence at the back.

Arsenal lost to Man United at Old Trafford on Sunday following Antony’s goal and Marcus Rashford’s brace as Buakyo Saka’s strike was not enough to give Mikel Arteta’s side a point.

Assessing the goals the Gunners conceded against the Red Devils, Gallas slammed a lack of communication between Saliba and White.

The former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur star told Genting Casino: “Against Manchester United, at Old Trafford, you can’t concede those types of goals, especially the second and the third one.

“That was a big mistake of Saliba and Ben White – they didn’t communicate properly and they conceded because of it. Their positioning was poor.

“On the third goal, you’ll have to explain to me how the defensive line was so high. That was a basic mistake to make at this level. Saliba looked like he was in the position of the left back and White was isolated in the middle on his own.

“I don’t understand why Arsenal played with a line that high when there was time for them to come back into the game – it was unnecessary to play so high. Teams should only concede this type of goal when they are chasing a game in stoppage time, not when there is 15 minutes left to play!”

He added, “Arsenal will have to be careful. I hope that they can take what happened in this game and learn from the experience.”

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