Arsenal have looked 'average' without summer signing Thomas Partey in the side, according to club legend Tony Adams.
A thigh complaint saw the Ghanian midfielder miss Sunday's goalless draw with Leeds United.
Adams told Stadium Astro: "We really missed Partey. Against Man United, we had some quality and stature in that central midfield area.
"It gave other players license to go and play. We didn't have that, we looked very average.
"It was an in between performance of Villa, where we actually were destroyed on the full-backs, and the United game where we did amazing. We are inconsistent."