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Man Utd legend Scholes: Arsenal players go missing when it's tough

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says Arsenal's season is in freefall because of a lack of leadership.

Scholes was covering Arsenal's draw with Swansea City for Sky Sports.

He said: "They (Arsenal) capitulated at Chelsea and it seems to be a similar theme that happens when they play the top teams. For one reason or another players go missing.

"The players like Arteta, Cazorla, Rosicky and Ozil, it seems like they go on the pitch with no discipline.

"There are no leaders like Patrick Vieira, Tony Adams or Martin Keown. When these players go 2-0 down they just carry on what they are doing they have a walk up front, lose the ball, play a nice little one-two and not even bother running back."

Scholes added: "It's Arsenal fans I feel sorry for because it is the same every year. They get a sniff of the title then they go to Chelsea and do nothing. The fans expect Arsenal to be going for the league but they're a million miles away in my eyes. They need characters and leaders."

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