Report: Crystal Palace 3-0 Arsenal

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Starting XI: Martinez, Bellerin, Mustafi, Gabriel, Monreal, Xhaka, Elneny, Ozil, Alexis, Walcott, Welbeck

Subs: Macey, Gibbs, Mertesacker, Coquelin, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud


Arsenal collapsed to a disastrously poor 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace as goals from Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye and a Luka Milivojevic penalty put another dent in Arsene Wenger’s Champions League ambitions.

First Half

Palace had the better of the early exchanges as Cabaye and Milivojevic had attempts at Martinez’s goal. At the other end Elneny forced Wayne Hennessey into a fingertip save with a curled effort and Welbeck nearly squeezed through on goal after a ball over the top.

After end-to-end sparring it was the home side that broke the deadlock. Unsurprisingly, a long ball played a part in the build-up as Cristian Benteke beat Gabriel to win a Hennessey clearance. The second ball was worked out to Wilfried Zaha who slipped as he went to cross but still found Townsend with a low pass in the six-yard box. The England international stole in front of Mustafi to dink the ball over Martinez.

In response, Arsenal repeatedly pressured down the left flank desperate for Sanchez’s dancing feet to work their magic in the final third. Three times in 16 minutes he might have had an equaliser. First a left foot snap volley tested Hennessey. A second effort curled just wide. A third was blocked by Mamadou Sakho at close range.

For all Arsenal’s dominance, Palace still looked dangerous when they countered and Martinez had to make a fine stop at his near post when Benteke was left free to shoot low. On two further occasions, the offside flag came to the rescue as Allardyce’s men challenged for the ball in the box.

Xhaka’s fine ball into the right channel freed Welbeck who flashed just wide and a frantic half closed with Gabriel nearly equalising with a header. By the break the home side had 10 efforts at goal (two on target) to Arsenals nine (three on target).

Second Half

The high tempo continued in the second half as Palace went in search of a second. Only Hector Bellerin’s fine block denied Cristian Benteke a goal on 48 minutes. Moments later the Belgian did put the ball in the back of the net although he was correctly ruled offside after Martinez denied Townsend. A Puncheon header also tested the Argentine.

Wenger’s men steadied themselves with a spell of possession, during which Bellerin squandered an opportunity before Giroud and Ramsey were sent on for Elneny and Welbeck.

Ozil endured a nightmare couple of minutes that culminated with him trying to pass to an Arsenal substitute warming up on the touchline. His teammates tried to gee him up but things were about to get far worse for Arsenal.

Out of nothing, Palace grabbed a second and for the second time in the game Zaha claimed an assist by slipping over as he made a pass. This time Cabaye was the beneficiary and he duly applied an exquisite finish from the edge of the box to curl over Martinez.

To rub salt in the gaping wounds Townsend hung out a leg to win a penalty as Martinez dived for a loose ball. Milivojevic was decisive from the spot-kick.

The Arsenal fans who stuck around for the conclusion of the game were merciless in their baiting of the beleaguered players and manager screaming, “You’re not fit to wear the shirt”. You can hardly blame them, it’s painful enough shipping goals left, right and centre to Bayern Munich but when you’re doing the same against the likes of West Brom and Palace it’s plain embarrassing.

The result leaves Arsenal seven points off fourth place Manchester City. There might be a game or two in hand on other sides but it appears this side doesn’t have the bottle for a fight and Champions League football, whatever that is worth in financial terms, is a pipe dream.

Right now, we’re a really bad team. If we’re a team at all. We’re not so sure.

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Cygan\'sbaldspot
Cygan\'sbaldspot
3 years ago

Every goal that flies in is an extra blow to my already numb, wretched corpse

GunnerDareMACEDONIA
GunnerDareMACEDONIA
3 years ago

You are not alone. . .

Ricardo
Ricardo
3 years ago

You know what’s crazy? A numb, wretched corpse typing this message. Are you back from the grave?

Once, twice, three times Afobe
Once, twice, three times Afobe
3 years ago

That’s the most metal description of Gooner suffering i’ve heard yet. Kudos

Mözilla
Mözilla
3 years ago

there is only one arsene wenger but then again there’s one arsenal too.. you decide ?>

Gio
Gio
3 years ago
Reply to  Mözilla

When PALACE fans chant “We want you to stay”, you know time is up.

Sadly, we’re probably getting 2 more years of this.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse
3 years ago
Reply to  Gio

Our own fans were chanting ‘you’re not fit to wear the shirt’

aaron
aaron
3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymarse

A better chant would be “you’re not fit to wear the sleeping bag coat”

Too Drunk To Be Offside
Too Drunk To Be Offside
3 years ago
Reply to  Gio

A tweet that sums it all up brilliantly. https://twitter.com/LayEgg_B4_Wkt/status/851537251431587842 Don’t know what joy the WengerIn camp gets by watching Wenger destroy his legacy like this. He needs to leave, for Arsenal’s sake sure, but he needs to go for his own sake above all. He is becoming a joke now. Palace fans were singing Wenger please stay at one point in the game. Anyway I just thought I will get these two bits in, before all the clamouring for Wenger to sign a new contract anyway, starts in the comments. And to be fair, I don’t understand point of those… Read more »

PaulDiGunnio
3 years ago

That is a great tweet indeed. If ever the word ‘untenable’ could be applied to Wenger’s Arsenal career, it would be now. But sadly, it can’t.

*sigh*

spinner
spinner
3 years ago
Reply to  Gio

Add the Palace fans to Chelsea, Spuds, Liverpool and West Brom fans.

One of my Sp*rs supporting colleagues, has bought a bottle of champagne to keep in the fridge, ready to crack open when we announce Wenger’s contract extension.
Yes, that’s right you Wengerholics, you’re in the same boat as Spuds fans.

Mözilla
Mözilla
3 years ago
Reply to  Gio

ivan gazidis decided right after the penalty that arsene deserve to go and get (sacked/ scratch that)contract signed.

Clins
Clins
3 years ago
Reply to  Mözilla

I can’t understand how anyone would still want Wenger to stay watching arsenal gets humiliated time and time again. Getting sick of this

Murf
Murf
3 years ago

So bad

Mözilla
Mözilla
3 years ago
Reply to  Murf

I used to feel numb we used to lose. ATM there nothing but nothing for this club.. There more the this continues the more worse i’ll only get, from time the C.Palace fans chanting ‘we want you to stay arsene’ you know this club be a comedy fest.

Southpaw
Southpaw
3 years ago
Reply to  Murf

Aaand next week people will forget how shit we are when we beat Middlesbrough and call you a cunt if you remind them that.

Mözilla
Mözilla
3 years ago
Reply to  Southpaw

I wouldn’t be surprised if we end our season under everton, we’ve still got man united and spurs and other relegation teams to still play.. PL competition is getting tougher and tougher every year. Yet we continue to stumble and play side to side and the whole no identity type of game play.

I want arsene to leave, but on high much like the way A. ferguson had. if the club does decide to renew his contract i honestly see this not getting any better.

Holden74
Holden74
3 years ago
Reply to  Mözilla

Also we got stoke away and when was the last time we won there?

Serpent
Serpent
3 years ago
Reply to  Southpaw

You think we’re going to beat Boro away from home?

Mözilla
Mözilla
3 years ago
Reply to  Serpent

Listen this season AW has been exposed to the point of no return.our squad has enough talent to be one of the best in the world.. but it all comes down to the manager to place great motivation, and cause a healthy mix competition. it is clear as daylight, AW has lost the dressing room. whatever happens till the end of the season doesnt matter.. I’m not even trying to say that lighty. Yeah if we do end up getting fourth place and wenger retires the squad will continue to fail. right now everything needs a reset button, from the… Read more »

Faisal Narrage
Faisal Narrage
3 years ago
Reply to  Southpaw

Heh I remember.
I think it was you that posted pretty reasonable comment about change is still required, and you got chewed out by the “stop being so negative, FFS GET BEHIND THE TEAM” folks. I defended you but also got it in the neck.

So yeah, beat Middlesborough and it will all be back to happy days

Malvin
Malvin
3 years ago
Reply to  Faisal Narrage

Beaten Middlesborough in your dreams mate couldnt ever scored against them home. Wake up and sell the coffee.

G-man
G-man
3 years ago
Reply to  Murf

Watching this was like that time in Space Jam when the little aliens stole all of the B-Ball players’ talent and the players just stood there and twitched on the court.

GunnerDareMACEDONIA
GunnerDareMACEDONIA
3 years ago
Reply to  G-man

Only if we had MJ to turn things aroud.

AbouDiabyMedicalInstituteofScienceandTechnology
AbouDiabyMedicalInstituteofScienceandTechnology
3 years ago
Reply to  G-man

Bill Murray as out interim manager?

Dave
Dave
3 years ago

We’re already on groundhog day so, why not?

215Arse
215Arse
3 years ago
Reply to  Murf

How many times have we seen that same defeat in the past decade? Slow movement, caught on the counter, sloppy defending, and not a single chance created.

El nino
El nino
3 years ago

Time for change

Adam
Adam
3 years ago
Reply to  El nino

Was long time ago

GraeB
GraeB
3 years ago
Reply to  El nino

Allardice says he doesn’t teach tackling. Wenger doesn’t even appreciate it. Other than Pep G, is there any manager in PL who doesn’t even consider how his opponents will play? Is there any other manager who doesn’t know how to play against Arsenal? If so, Allardice told them exactly that in his post match interview. Can’t Wenger understand such simple plans? We’ve been surprised by the way Bournemouth, Everton, Burnley, Sutton, Stoke, WBA and now Palace played against us. No wonder we were delayed getting to the ground, we didn’t anticipate traffic in London either!

Anonymarse
Anonymarse
3 years ago

That was terrible

Cygan\'s Left Foot
Cygan\'s Left Foot
3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymarse

It is been terrible for a while.

Arsene IS the problem.

Toure motors
Toure motors
3 years ago

Fucking purebred useless. Absolute mismanagement. Theo as captain, do me a favour

Kake
Kake
3 years ago
Reply to  Toure motors

When I saw Theo was captain again I thought nice for him, but really? Theo… Captain?
I’m not an ozil out guy,but how bad was he today. And elneny looked like a bad version of fellaini (minus elbows)

Cygan\'sbaldspot
Cygan\'sbaldspot
3 years ago

Townsend is a fucking cunt

Anonymarse
Anonymarse
3 years ago

We could make a song out of that

Holden74
Holden74
3 years ago

Yer ex spurs scum

Giroulski
Giroulski
3 years ago

What does a man have to do to get sacked?

Gargoyle
Gargoyle
3 years ago
Reply to  Giroulski

Well, you can’t fault him for trying 🙂

Maniac
Maniac
3 years ago

Completely outplayed by a Crystal Palace team managed by Big Sam. Please wake me up from this nightmare.

locksley444
locksley444
3 years ago
Reply to  Maniac

Indeed. We seem to set ourselves up for failure too.

Can someone please explain why Welbeck started today? He looked so unfit. He was clearly not running freely right from the start.

Theo had a lot of misplaced passes in the first half and didn’t add much to the game overall.

Gabriel looked nervous all game and couldn’t cope aerially. Hector was targeted in the air, that seemed quite a deliberate tactic. Can anyone point to one such opposition tailored tactic that we’ve tried to use recently? Could be against anyone.

Southpaw
Southpaw
3 years ago
Reply to  Maniac

The Alexis face makes so much sense

GraeB
GraeB
3 years ago
Reply to  Maniac

Can’t wait to read By the Numbers.

73% possession, 84% pass success rate, 29/59 successful long balls, 8/18 successful tackles.

0% chance of any European football – thank God for that, I’d hate Europa League, playing nonentities from obscure nations on Thursdays and screwing up Sunday life every week.

Next to 0% chance of me renewing 2 season tickets if Wenger still there next season (or if decision not announced by time we have to renew)

Hi-brid
Hi-brid
3 years ago

I love you Arsene, but right now I hate you more.

Dave
Dave
3 years ago

To put it simply: We’re shit

Cracked
Cracked
3 years ago

We’re just not very good at football

Tom Gun
Tom Gun
3 years ago

I’m going to put as much energy, passion, desire and technical ability into this comment as every single player did tonight:

meh

DontForget
DontForget
3 years ago

Shambolic

Stringer Bell
Stringer Bell
3 years ago
Reply to  DontForget

Theo is so inconsistent and reality just not good enough. Mustafi looks a liability. Gabriel not good enough. Bellerin very poor for a while now. Welbeck hardly touched ball. Ramsey is a joke. Ozil needs to be in top team to perform. Well played nacho. Giroud decent sub no more. Elneny and xhaka please

alex
alex
3 years ago
Reply to  Stringer Bell

You know what? Sanchez also loses when his team does, but strangely he wouldn’t also need good players to be good?

Ozilicious
Ozilicious
3 years ago
Reply to  alex

Sanchez was poor…. gave the ball away loads and lost count of how many hopeful shitty chip crosses from standing still he attempted tonight

Ars
Ars
3 years ago
Reply to  Ozilicious

Even it was Messi he will look shit with this team …

rugrat
rugrat
3 years ago

the end is nigh…

Me So Hornsey
Me So Hornsey
3 years ago

Well at least the geez who owns Arsenal Fan TV is on a winner.

Mizog
Mizog
3 years ago
Reply to  Me So Hornsey

He’s probably on a yacht just off the Caribbean by now!!

Gargoyle
Gargoyle
3 years ago

Good riddance

NorthernGoon
NorthernGoon
3 years ago
Reply to  Gargoyle

Great song

spinner
spinner
3 years ago

Wenger continues to embarrass the club and fans.

Still waiting for a coherent argument why he should stay from pro-Wenger fans like uncle D, salmok and futsboller. Instead just get vitriol and abuse for having a view that’s different to theirs.

Too Drunk To Be Offside
Too Drunk To Be Offside
3 years ago
Reply to  spinner

Agree. The WengerIn camp just resorts to abusing those who want Wenger out.

They use words like Cunts & Spazz and what not. Disgraceful.

Futsboller
Futsboller
3 years ago
Reply to  spinner

That’s quite rich coming from the king of corrosive posts himself. After losses as pathetic as today’s, I share with you the disgust with the manager and the team’s performance, which was utterly pathetic. No argument to keep 3/4 of this team, the manager, the staff, or anyone associated with performances like that would make much sense today. But we’d have quite the mess on our hands if the club responded to losses the way fans on here do (understandably, mind you, and which they must be expected to do), which is viscerally. We all take these losses hard, deep,… Read more »

Big Dave
Big Dave
3 years ago

As far as I can see our tactics are: KEEP PLAYING SLOW SIDEWAYS PASSES WITH NO MOVEMENT.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse
3 years ago
Reply to  Big Dave

Didn’t see much evidence of tactics

AFC
AFC
3 years ago

Adios Champions League. One step beeeyond…!

H2k
H2k
3 years ago

After the second half of the West Ham game I said if we can continue to keep playing like that we might just be able to get into top 4 and win the FA Cup. We had the same 11 who started the second half of the West Ham game today starting tonight. We knew Benteke would be a similar threat to Carroll, they would try to play through his knock downs, they would battle hard, and they would try to play us on the counter and from set pieces as we would have most of the possession. So you… Read more »

Cape Town Gooner
3 years ago
Reply to  H2k

Look at Chelsea 15/16 vs 16/17. Not that much difference in the squad (although Kante is a beast). It’s amazing what some changed tactics and motivation (and getting rid of a cunt of a manager) did for that team.

Badaab
Badaab
3 years ago

It does really look like the dressing room has gone. These players just don’t seem interested in doing the most basic things- it’s like an Xi of nick bentdners out there.

Deano
3 years ago

Seriously this last couple of months have been shocking. No point singling anyone out. They’ve all been absolutely terrible. Scariest of all though is can we actually defend anymore? Every time the ball was crossed into a reasonable area, we were all over the place.

Let’s be honest with ourselves, the boss has lost the dressing room.

Alexstratz
Alexstratz
3 years ago

If Wenger doesn’t resign before next match, and we don’t have very advanced negotiations with top managers, then next season is already done. Get used to 6 people.

Kenyan gooner
Kenyan gooner
3 years ago

None of those players loves this club.

Stuck on repeat...
Stuck on repeat...
3 years ago
Reply to  Kenyan gooner

Bet Theo loves his watch though…

Kenyan gooner
Kenyan gooner
3 years ago
Reply to  Kenyan gooner

Point out one that does.

thw14
thw14
3 years ago

Just cut a deal with the League – we are ‘deemed’ 10th placed, stop playing, and take a full six months to plan succession, transfers, zipper fittings etc.

Or don’t, I don’t care. Just please stop putting a team on the pitch and calling it “Arsenal” when it’s anything but.

Wade wilson
Wade wilson
3 years ago

Dark days, fully kak. Ref the same! west ham Lincoln and effing Sutton the only wins we’ve mustered. I hate refs but this is beyond shocking. When will we learn?

Too Drunk To Be Offside
Too Drunk To Be Offside
3 years ago

A tweet that sums it all up brilliantly. https://twitter.com/LayEgg_B4_Wkt/status/851537251431587842 Don’t know what joy the WengerIn camp gets by watching Wenger destroy his legacy like this. He needs to leave, for Arsenal’s sake sure, but he needs to go for his own sake above all. He is becoming a joke now. Palace fans were singing Wenger please stay at one point in the game. Anyway I just thought I will get these two bits in, before all the clamouring for Wenger to sign a new contract anyway, starts in the comments. And to be fair, I don’t understand point of those… Read more »

dr Strange
dr Strange
3 years ago

I Wonder what Fat Sam would do with s budget like Arsenals. Better than Wenger is a same bet.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse
3 years ago
Reply to  dr Strange

Don’t go there

Sir Henry Norris\'s Brown Envelope
Sir Henry Norris\'s Brown Envelope
3 years ago
Reply to  dr Strange

I’ve been saying that since 2012. Allardyce works with low budget rag tag teams, as does Pulis and Mark Hughes, they always get the better of Wenger and his team of international superstars.
Kroenke OUT and take Wenger with you

Tom Gun
Tom Gun
3 years ago

“they always get the better of Wenger” – really?!

Wenger v Pulis P18 W11 D2 L5
Wenger v Allardyce P27 W15 D7 L5
Wenger v Hughes P26 W14 D4 L8

Frank
Frank
3 years ago

We seem to have broken a lot of records this season, sadly they mostly seem to have been bad ones. Really really poor today, when will this end?

Badaab
Badaab
3 years ago
Reply to  Frank

It’ll end when we finish the season behind that lot from Middlesex for the first time in over 20 years.

OnlyGoodInPractice
OnlyGoodInPractice
3 years ago

I watch the U.S. national team regularly as well, and these performances look so much like the last games under Klinsmann. You can tell, even watching on TV, that the players have absolutely no faith in anything the manager tells them.

Arsene needs to go, he can’t hack it with modern football’s tactics and environment. And every one of those players knows it.

Des
Des
3 years ago

Shitty McShitteam

Don
Don
3 years ago

I posted the following after the West Ham game. Was roundly criticized and told to stop complaining,not to support the team, wasn’t a real fan, the usual. Regardless of the result, the sentiment remains the same. The manager needs to go. A major overhaul is needed. “Yeah its a win, which in any context is good. That being said, it was a game Arsenal were expected to win, and didn’t feel much joy at the final whistle. Can even see it with the players, little to no celebrations. This side hasn’t much to play for but pride with the league… Read more »

Twatsloch
Twatsloch
3 years ago
Reply to  Don

I criticised you for moaning when the team actually did alright for a change. Tonight’s performance and prior to previous games is a different matter. Although I only caught the last 20 minutes tonight what I saw was a shower of shit. One of the goal reruns with a defender, might have been Montreal, with his back to whichever Palace player that scored mere inches apart and in the penalty box. Shocking!

ForeignGooner
ForeignGooner
3 years ago

So we’re going to lose every single away game from now to the end of may?

Jdog
Jdog
3 years ago

Wouldnt be sorry to see the back of all the players this summer, and the manager and the board. Sanchez, ozil, the lot of them can fuck off. With the exception of maybe koscielny. He can stay.

Original Paul
Original Paul
3 years ago
Reply to  Jdog

Good plan! 🙂

ForeignGooner
ForeignGooner
3 years ago
Reply to  Jdog

Yeah let’s just disband the team and shut the club down.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse
3 years ago
Reply to  ForeignGooner

That might be best

Hank Scorpio
Hank Scorpio
3 years ago
Reply to  ForeignGooner

What a dilemma. A football club that no longer exists or one that is a non-entity on the pitch that pays its players significant sums of money to perpetually underperform.

Goonerest
Goonerest
3 years ago

You know when you go out and get really really drunk, then the next morning you wake up with a banging hangover and promise yourself you won’t put yourself through that pain again, but the next weekend comes and you’re out again……that’s how I feel watching Arsenal right now.

See you all next bloody week.

DieHardGunner
DieHardGunner
3 years ago

Only way out, end the Wenger and Arsenal mystery, we aRe only heading backward with Wenger, the worst that any manager can do is not make top 4 and I seriously don’t see Wenger making it this season as well, Spu*s will finish ahead of us for the first time that I can remember. Wenger’s time was up after the first FA cup win but he stubbornly stayed on, his downfall is his own doing. I stopped watching Arsenal now, we are so shit to watch this days.

Crash Fistfight
Crash Fistfight
3 years ago
Reply to  DieHardGunner

Not sure your screen name is very accurate, based on your last sentence.

Glenn
Glenn
3 years ago

Choosing not to watch a game doesn’t make you less of a fan.

If you have a horrible row with your husband/wife/life partner, do you still spend every available second with them? Or do you think “screw it, I’ll do something enjoyable this time instead”.

Victor
Victor
3 years ago

Surely Wengers position now is untenable. With different set of players, Arsenal have exhibited precisely the same weaknesses and inadequacies. The only constant has been the coach. He could and should have left when we won the FA twice.

GraeB
GraeB
3 years ago
Reply to  Victor

In hindsight, we beat two Championship sides in those Finals (and were 2 down in the first).

We’re at Wembley again by beating two National League teams. I’m going, but not looking forward to our game v ManC and, even if we did win that, would hate the thought of losing to either of the finalists we would face.

uncle D
uncle D
3 years ago

How has Steve Bold improved the defence since becoming assist manager. Awful defending has been a consistent problem. When will this be addressed?

Kolo Tourette\'s
Kolo Tourette\'s
3 years ago

There are no words to describe this. Its beyond ambarrasing. How can a team with so many good footballers play so bad? Mustafi, i think he’s the worst. Xhaka, i like him but he plays like he’s fatter than allardyce. Walcott, it’s like we are playing with ten men whenever he is on. Welbeck, also like him but he is the one who should be playing with the under-23, not Iwobi. Ozil, come on man, what the hell is up with you?! Elneny, the only one who tries to shoot (badly) and gets subbed. Ox, it is said that is… Read more »

Chris
Chris
3 years ago

You need to question everything here, why are we turning up to a crucial game in our season 30mins before kick off? We are in LONDON, what is it 14miles? Get a grip for goodness sake Arsenal, loyalty is an admiral trait but losing to such an opposition is not. They say Wenger out, every f*cker out who is not on board I say. Set of absolute turds. Look across London at what Chelski and Sp*rs are doing and say we’re anywhere near that…Playing as a team for each other and their manager – we are doing completely the opposite.… Read more »

Rummy
Rummy
3 years ago

Can’t bring myself to watch at the moment. Thank you arseblog for describing it so I don’t have to watch

Original Paul
Original Paul
3 years ago

I think it’s safe to say, we have “trouble at mill”!

Original Paul
Original Paul
3 years ago
Reply to  Original Paul

“What’s that Skip?”

Anonymarse
Anonymarse
3 years ago
Reply to  Original Paul

Talking to yourself is not a good sign

Original Paul
Original Paul
3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymarse

It was two different TV shows telling of big imminent problems, keep up! 🙂

Greaves
Greaves
3 years ago

Honestly I will first blame our midfield for not getting anything out of this game. Poor defensively and has no cutting edge. I personally do not know why Wenger persist with Welbeck as he cannot and I mean cannot hold up play and is not a target man. Walcott besides scoring adds absolutely nothing else. Bellerin does so much more offensively and he suppose to be our defender. Not sure how Ozil made it to 90 minutes as he was woeful – 1/10. Would have left Elneny on as he would actually take a shot and who knows. Xhaka played… Read more »

Ozilicious
Ozilicious
3 years ago
Reply to  Greaves

Xhaka was poor, he’s going through the motions. Seems to worry about his hair to much to get stuck in!

Arsepedant
Arsepedant
3 years ago

That was woeful. An utter, abject, awful humiliation. Second best all game. Beaten to every ball, in the air or on the ground. Bereft of creativity, and when we tried to go forward we gave away – every fucking single time. I can’t find the words to describe how horrible it was to watch that mess. Hopeless, just hopeless.

fed up
fed up
3 years ago

Crumbs that was BAD

Ozilicious
Ozilicious
3 years ago

Puncheon and Townsend running us ragid! Absolutely pathetic. . How the hell is Theo a captain????…..hid all game! That is not captain pedigree! Ox did more in the first five minutes of coming on than Theo did all game. Everyone will rip into Wenger but he does not tell people to go out and play shit and hide. our player made benteke look like drogba!!! no one wanted to challenge him

Original Paul
Original Paul
3 years ago

I love Wenger and all that, but our team is fucked!

GoonerBill
GoonerBill
3 years ago

Walcott ….Skipper !!!! words fail me ..he’s no leader just a piss taker .
Steve Bould … Got to go . Simple as that.
Arsene you have done so much for Arsenal i love ya …but its over. Its not you.. its me.

Kroenke.. Go, get out and stay away. Stop Using Arsenal as a cash cow.

The real punishment for Arsenals apathy will be a Europa league place. A tournament of too many games that puts a strain on squads and a trophy nobody really cares about unless you find yourself in the final.

Twatsloch
Twatsloch
3 years ago
Reply to  GoonerBill

What makes you so sure we’ll be in the Europa League next year? The way the team has played for the last couple of months I can see us drop further than where we are currently.

mo974
mo974
3 years ago

we are shit! and the away fans are right. sad sad days. this season need to be over soon. it’s better not to be in Europe next year and get a new manager to reboot the team. keep a spine of kos xhaka and alexis and rebuilt around them. we are not champions league level at all and even europa league teams play better than us.

Lord Nicki B
Lord Nicki B
3 years ago

Shitwank doesn’t start to describe this team and its setup.

The away support were spot on, they’re not fit to wear the shirt and for the love of Bergkamp, Arsene please, if you love the club, leave!