Liverpool defeated Arsenal 3-4 in the opening day of the season and Jamie Redknapp, Thierry Henry and Graeme Souness had a lot to say about the encounter.

Arsenal lost their first game of the Premier League season for the third successive year and their showing received a lot of criticism. Supporters at the Emirates booed their players and manager off the field as frustration at yet another poor start peaked.

Graeme Souness was particularly scathing of Arsenal and called into question whether or not they’ve acted as a big team in the last decade. The move from Highbury to the Emirates was supposed to be a move which would place Arsenal in the top bracket of football clubs across Europe. However, Souness clearly feels that the North London side haven’t acted the way a top team would.

The transfer dealings at Arsenal are being called into question particularly. There is a widespread belief that the Gunners are a world-class striker and a top defender away from real title contenders. It’s difficult to reject such notions but it is highly unlikely that Arsene Wenger would be tempted into signing a single player for the kind of money that the Manchester clubs and Chelsea are prepared to.


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