Hector Bellerin was the poor unfortunate Arsenal player wheeled out in front of the media after tonight’s 2-1 defeat to Brighton at the Emirates.
The Gunners slumped to another poor result, and now in 10th place, 24 points off the top but just 5 off the relegation zone.
It’s not being dramatic to suggest that we’re in for a real scrap this season, and afterwards the full back found it hard to explain what’s going wrong.
“I don’t know even what to say,” he said. “I have the feeling that whatever we do it doesn’t come out right. I feel the team gave its best, especially in the second half, we created chances.
“Every single player was going for every ball. We defended good but it seems like we need so many chances to score and teams with the smallest chances they score.
“It sounds a bit hard to say, but sometimes … I am lost for words a bit.
“From the pitch, from how hard we’ve been working this week, every single player has given 100%, the coaches as well, and when we go on the pitch everyone wants to win.
“Everyone wants to give their best for that shirt, and sometimes … I don’t know … it’s hard to say … we were full of energy, we had a goal disallowed… but it’s hard to take.
“We have to keep going, we have to keep giving 100% and I’m sure the results will come.”
Hopefully he’s right. With more work things might improve, but unless they do so quickly, we’re going to be in real trouble this season.