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  • Updated: September 25, 2023

Arsenal Still Lack Composure — Neville On North London Derby Draw 

Arsenal Still Lack Composure — Neville On North London Der

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes Arsenal still lack composure in games after a frenetic 2-2 draw with Tottenham in Sunday's first North London derby of the season.

Spurs came from behind twice to share the spoils thanks to two strikes from Son Heung-min, which cancelled out an own goal by Cristian Romero and a Bukayo Saka second-half penalty.

Speaking on The Gary Neville podcast, the Sky Sports pundit said: "I want to see composure from this Arsenal team and that's difficult because the manager's on the sideline jumping around like you wouldn't believe.

"I want to see passion, but I want to see composure and a coldness, and that feels like a contradiction. But I want to see it in the right moments at the right times.

"When they scored that second goal, Saka's penalty, which was a beautiful penalty, celebrate it, give your fans something because they want to see it means something.

"But there should be two or three senior players in that group saying, 'Right, come on. 

"Switch on now, we're ready and we're going to see this through'. Your mentality kicks in of knowing when a game's in danger.

"Rice had gone off at half-time and that presented a danger, so should Jorginho have been left there almost last man on the ball for Son's second equaliser? Maybe, maybe not.

"He should have done better himself, of course, but when you concede a goal a minute after one going in, that's what I'm talking about, that mentality. They didn't get set again."

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