​Former Liverpool defender and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has slammed Arsenal for their poor away form this season and has stated that he stands by his previous statement in which he called the Arsenal players as cowards.


Last season, after Arsenal suffered an away defeat against Crystal Palace, ​Carragher called them cowards. The Gunners' away form has not improved this season, with them winning just thrice away from home in the Premier League.


Their latest defeat was against Tottenham at Wembley and now, Carragher has slammed them, terming their away form as embarrassing. The north London side have picked up just 26 points from their last 26 matches away from home.



As reported by the ​Telegraph, Carragher said, "I’ve always questioned Arsenal’s mentality but you’ve always felt they were good enough. I still question their mentality but they aren’t good enough now. Arsenal are actually getting worse, they aren’t getting better."


He justified, "If you go back to Crystal Palace last season, I called them "cowards" and sometimes when you look back you can think it’s a bit strong. But those (away form) stats back me up. Twenty-six points from 26 away games is an embarrassment for a team that are supposedly one of the top teams in the country."


The former England defender also added that Arsene Wenger and his players will not finish in the top four, calling it as 'virtually impossible'.


He continued, "I think (top four) is virtually impossible for them. They are not catching Manchester United. It's very difficult to catch Liverpool because of the points gap. Tottenham, who are seven points clear of them, are the best team in the league in the second half of the season and ultimately (Arsenal) aren’t good enough."


Carragher also pointed out at the Europa League chances for Arsenal as he stated, "They’ve got a points deficit and they are not as good as any of those sides. They have to prioritise the Europa League because they won’t be getting the top four."



Fellow pundit and former Arsenal star Thierry Henry also seemed to agree with Carragher, saying that Arsenal must concentrate on the Europa League if they are to qualify for the Champions League.


Henry said, "Realistically the competition that they can achieve the most is winning the Europa League. I see that happening more than finishing in the top four. Something incredible might happen but it is unlikely."


Arsenal are currently sixth in the league standings, eight points behind fourth placed Chelsea. They are next in action against Ostersunds in the Europa League on Thursday.