Arsenal fans had the joy of watching their top four hopes melt away yesterday. The Gunners fell to a 1-1 draw at home to Brighton and it couldn’t have been sweeter for Spurs and Chelsea fans, who have all but confirmed their places in the top four. However, for Arsenal, they were again poor at the back, and Tim Sherwood had his controversial say.
Tim Sherwood: “Dunk and Duffy can massively improve Arsenal.”
— LTArsenal (@ltarsenal) 5 May 2019
The former Tottenham player and manager was doing live punditry for both the Huddersfield vs Manchester United and Arsenal vs Brighton clashes yesterday, and after the game at The Emirates, he spectacularly claimed that Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk would improve the Gunners. His claims of spending £50 million on the duo were slightly more obscure, but some of the fans agreed with him.
In truth, the former England international does have a point when it comes to Dunk and Duffy as at this very moment in time the pairing would probably edge it over the likes of Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny, but the Brighton pairing are certainly not top four material. Regardless of Sherwood’s claims, Arsenal fans need to make summer signings and bolstering the defence must be a priority, although signing Dunk and Duffy won’t be on Emery’s list.
You can read the Gunners’ verdict on Sherwood’s comments here:
He's not wrong
— Fabian (@fabianmansson_) May 5, 2019
I swear…..better than all our centre backs by far
— kvng_Je5erson (@Je5erson) May 5, 2019
Even I would be an improvement on koscielny and mustafi
— Tajhloy Samuels (@SamuelsTajhloy) May 5, 2019
It’s true. We have clowns in our defence. Those two don’t mess around
— d_gaishi (@sokimgogwim) 5 May 2019
True…they were immense
— Ash (@GoonerAsh3) May 5, 2019
— dd_godfather (@salem_odoh) May 5, 2019
We were done and dusted by them
— Lin Chou (@linchou) May 5, 2019
He’s not lying
— Bamber (@Bamber4036) May 5, 2019
He's not wrong for the first time. Have you ever seen our defenders defend like that?
— Shree G (@SG_gooner) May 5, 2019
He's right. I want them at Arsenal especially Dunk
— Ryan Hathaway (@RyanHathaway17) May 5, 2019
The Gunners cannot believe it, but they agree with Sherwood on this one even if they’re not calling for the Seagulls’ pairing to be snapped up in summer.
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