Steve Sidwell has delivered a scathing review of the current Arsenal team.
The Brighton midfielder has accused Arsene Wenger's players of having no character, no fight and no passion for the shirt after the Seagulls inflicted a fourth straight defeat on the Gunners on Sunday.
Sidwell, who missed his side's 2-1 victory at the Amex Stadium due to injury , came through Arsenal's academy and says the north London club are miles away from being the force it once was under Wenger.
Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast , he said: "It is what everyone has been saying of late - there are no characters, no fight, no desire, no passion to wear the shirt and that was evident yesterday.
"Before the game I saw them in the tunnel and their body language wasn't that of a team that was ready to roll their sleeves up and give it a go.
"We knew from the off, if we had a good start and played on the front foot and got after them, we would have a chance.
"Back in the day, you knew you were going to be in for a tough game. You knew they could play free-flowing football but you would also physically be in for a tough game. Now that toughness is gone.
"All it seems they have got is their flair and technical ability - and that has even gone now. Their confidence is shot to pieces."