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Paul Merson delivers damning verdict on Arsenal players after Unai Emery sacking

Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson has said the club’s players are ‘just not good enough’ following the sacking of manager Unai Emery.

After facing increasing pressure amid a run of seven games without a win, Emery finally departed the Emirates Stadium this week following the 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League.

But, speaking on Sky’s Soccer Saturday, Merson believes the Gunners’ poor start to the season can also be put down to the players, and has questioned the quality of the squad.

“If you want to get back to basics, it’s very simple. Some of the players are just not good enough,” Merson said.

“Everybody’s living in 2004 still and the invincibles team. A big and strong team with brilliant players who could play around you, mix it and you…