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Arsenal great Sol Campbell: The problems with Gunners' defence

Arsenal great Sol Campbell has doubts about the Gunners' defence.

Macclesfield Town boss Campbell feels the Arsenal defence won't get better until players start taking individual responsibility.

"At the back end of lack season, it was a bit of 'your ball, no it's my ball, your ball' type of confusion," he told the Sunday Express.

"And that confusion has to come out. Once that confusion comes out, then you can see what kind of players you've got. Last season, it was all pointing fingers. No-one standing up for their own mistakes. That has to change.

"A bit more accountability and once that and the honesty is there, then you can start accessing what players are really doing. Because at the moment you could say 'he did a mistake, I thought it was your ball, my ball' whatever.

"Get that out of the way and defend, then you can see what you've got. I think it is done individually and as a team. Sometimes not even on a training field. It's having a serious conversation between the players and management to address the situation.

"Everybody has to take accountability. Once everyone has that, everybody is on the same level and there's no second-guessing anymore and then in games, you can see who's who.

"At the moment I don't know if it is communication or a lack of leadership because it is all mixed up."


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