Former top flight forward Andy Gray believes Arsenal are poorer at defending under Unai Emery than they were under Arsenal Wenger.

The Gunners suffered their second defeat in three Premier League games as they were beaten 1-0 by West Ham United on Saturday.

The defeat saw Arsenal fall six points behind Chelsea, who occupy the final Champions League qualifying spot in the Premier League table.

Emery’s arrival has not seen a major improvement in the Gunners’ defensive performances this season as they have conceded 32 goals already, the joint highest in the top 10 of the league table.

Gray feels the defending has become worse under Emery and there has not been any drastic change to the way the team were playing under Wenger.

“What we’re seeing at the moment, there’s no revolution there at the moment. There’s not a drastic change in anything they are doing”, Gray said on beIN SPORTS Soccer Saturday.

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“In fact if anything, they are probably defending poorer than they did last year under Arsene Wenger.

“Are they attacking any better? Probably not.

“So there’s not a great deal of change yet, in my opinion, from what I saw in the opening part of the season."

The fixture list is not going to get any easier for Arsenal as they take on Chelsea and Manchester City in two of their next three games in the league.