Arsenal 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur | Carabao Cup Quarter Finals
#2 Arsenal's squad is some ways from a title charge
Arsenal recently had their 22 game unbeaten run halted by Ralph Hassenhutl's Southampton, who defeated the Gunners at St. Mary's 3-2. Arsenal fans were hoping their team might be able to book a place into the Carabao Semis by defeating their North London rivals again this month but were unable to due to a myriad of reasons.
One of them is lack of consistency by players who the coach has no real alternatives for, particularly Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi. Both men are quite talented to say the least, and have shown at several stages in their careers that they have what it takes to play for a team like Arsenal.
The problem is they tend to drift in and out of games, and out of form. They're patchy. They blow hot and cold on various occasions, and tonight they blew colder than a late night January breeze, unable to bring their team level despite having several opportunities.
Emery needs more dependable presences in order to win trophies and have his teams play the way he wants them to week in week out. Recruitment is needed.