Tony Adams slams Arsenal’s defending against Spurs, has an advice for Bellerin

Arsenal eyeing Jordi Osei-Tutu as Hector Bellerin backup

Arsenal succumbed to a 2-0 defeat against Tottenham in the north London derby on Sunday afternoon.

Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane scored in the first half to take Tottenham to the top of the Premier League table.

As for Mikel Arteta, his side were condemned to their 5th defeat in the last seven League games.

Former Arsenal star Tony Adams was unhappy with the defending on show against Tottenham.

The former Arsenal defender felt that Arteta’s players were operating higher up the pitch and leaving gaps in behind them for the likes of Son and Kane to exploit.

Arsenal had plenty of possession throughout the game but they failed to carve out clear cut chances because of how deep and well organised Tottenham were defending.

Arsenal produced just two shots on target despite having 70% of the ball.

Tony Adams was particularly critical of Hector Bellerin. The Arsenal defender bombed forward time and again leaving gaps for the Tottenham attackers to operate in and Adams claims that his primary job is to stop the ball from going into the back of the net.

“He’s no better or no worse than Lee Dixon when he came to the club,” added Adams. “He was playing like a right-winger. I went ‘Dicko, come here. Sit here. Learn your job. First and foremost stop that ball going in the back of the net.'”

It will be interesting to see if the Arsenal defenders can stay better organised at the back in the coming weeks.

There is no doubt that they have the quality do well in the Premier League this season but they will have to work on their defensive organisation if they want to put together an impressive run.