ARSENAL scouts ‘were sleeping’ when they missed out to West Ham on midfielder Tomas Soucek, according to ex-Chelsea striker Chris Sutton.
The Czech joined the Hammers at the start of the 2020-21 campaign and has proven to be one of the signings of the season.
And Sutton believes Arsenal could seriously have done with Soucek at their club, but failed to locate him before David Moyes’ side.
“David Moyes and West Ham had a better eye than every other Premier League club – and the Arsenal’s scouts were sleeping, that’s a fact.”
Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta continues to struggle to find a consistent central midfield set-up for the Gunners.
Summer signing Thomas Partey is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury.
And there are also question marks among Arsenal fans when it comes to Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny.
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Then in the more attacking midfield roles Willian has not yet found his form at the Emirates.
Arsenal currently sit tenth in the Premier League table, 12 points off West Ham in fourth.