Kevin Campbell has hit out at his former Arsenal teammate Paul Merson, calling him ‘a Chelsea fan’, after the latter claimed he’d do a better job than Edu at the Emirates.
The Gunners’ summer transfer strategy has received a ton of criticism. Arsenal signed six new players, but none of them are over the age of 24, which in some people’s eyes is a bad move due to the lack of experience.
Mikel Arteta and Edu have been in the firing line from some fans and pundits, including Merson, who claimed on Sky Sports that he could do a ‘better job’ than Arsenal’s current technical director.
Those comments haven’t gone down too well with Campbell. The former Gunners striker has hit back at Merson, calling his comments a ‘recurring situation’ before labelled him ‘a Chelsea fan’.
Kevin Campbell: Ex-Arsenal hero Paul Merson is a Chelsea fan
Campbell said on The Highbury Squad YouTube channel: “Again, this seems to be a recurring situation with Merse, at times.
“Yes, Merse is a Chelsea fan, but he has played for the Arsenal. He has had great times at Arsenal. Again, it’s his opinion, but it’s the way it is done is the tough part.
“I watch it and I shake my head. I just think ‘Oh no, no’. I’m watching and thinking: ‘Merse, don’t go there, don’t go there, don’t even go there’. When things change, sometimes the opinions change and they come out with ‘I told you so’. Always remember, log it down and write in the diary.”
This definitely is a recurring theme with Merson. The former Arsenal star always goes a bit overboard with his criticism, which has become boring now. However, there’s absolutely no sign that he’ll change anytime soon.
As for Arsenal, our transfer strategy is certainly a risky one for this season, but nobody can deny that our future is bright. We’ll have almost our whole team hit the prime of their careers together, at which point we could be a real force in the Premier League. Sadly, that’s going to take a while.