Arsenal legend Paul Merson has criticized Mikel Arteta for making Jorginho his debut in the 1-0 loss to Everton last weekend.
The Italy international joined from Chelsea in January on an 18-month contract with the option to extend for a further year.
“If Arsenal had defeated Everton last week, they would’ve won the Premier League. They would’ve gone eight points clear at the top with a game in hand.
The signing has received a mixed response from Arsenal fans. And some were harshly critical of him for his debut at Goodison Park last week.
However, Merson is of the view that Arteta should not feature the forward against Sean Dyche’s side, saying: “I’ve said it before – you’re on the losing side. It’s about how you react after you lose.
“If Arsenal beat Everton last week They would have won the Premier League already. They’d be eight points ahead of the pack with less than one game.” the UFABET report
“Everton has a lot of energy. And the other day I felt sorry for Jorginho, I didn’t think it was the right time to put him on the pitch.
Arsenal ‘s next game is against Brentford at the Emirates Stadium tonight, with their opponents showing unbeaten form in their last nine league games. win, the Gunners will be 8 points clear of second-placed Manchester City.