Former Manchester United captain Patrice Evra slammed Arsenal after their defeat to Sheffield United, referring to the Gunners as ‘my babies’.
Lys Mousset’s strike on the half-hour mark gave the Blades a 1-0 win against the Gunners at Bramall Lane.
Arsenal struggled to create chances in Yorkshire and were outfought by Chris Wilder’s side, who climb up to ninth in the table. Evra famously referred to Arsenal as ‘babies’ after his Manchester United side saw off the Gunners in the Champions League semi-finals in 2009.
And the Frenchman repeated his comments tonight, saying the club’s mentality remains the same. ‘Sheffield United deserved the win, but I’m not surprised about Arsenal. I said before the game that they had to make sure they didn’t fall into the trap,’ Evra said.
‘I used to call them ‘my babies’ 10 years ago, and they are still when I look at them and think they are ‘my babies’ and that’s the truth – I’m not being disrespectful when I say that. They look pretty, but they don’t look like a winning team. They like playing good football, but I was so happy to play against them, because I knew I was going to win.
‘Even when Robin van Persie came, and on the first day I shook his hand, and I said “welcome to a man club”. At the beginning he was upset, but after one month he said ‘you were completely right Patrice.
‘Guendouzi was paying in midfield, but before he was playing in the French second league and he was not even playing regularly – and he’s the best player in this team. I respect Aubameyang and Lacazette, but if those two guys don’t score, they’re in trouble.’
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