I don’ t think there’s too much need to talk about the mistakes we made. We got a good hiding today.
Yes, of course it’s one of the worst days [in my career]. It’s over after 20 minutes and it’s a long game after that. You don’t prepare all week to experience that kind of experience.
It’s how we respond now on Tuesday night [against Swansea] and the best way is not to explain too much the mistakes.
Seven minutes in it was all but over, 17 minutes in it was….
Outplayed with eleven, down to ten and we had no chance.
The sending off was a disaster for all sorts of reasons, the ball wasn’t going to find the back of the net and the wrong player ended up being sent off despite Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain making it clear to Marriner that he was the guilty man and not Kieran Gibbs…
Regardless, we were awful, simply awful and not for the first time this season, we conceded six goals.
After the game Mourinho said:
We pressed very high, we started very well. Ten amazing minutes. We came to kill and in ten minutes, we destroyed. After that? Easy.
What did Arsene Wenger learn from the Liverpool game when they started in a similar fashion?
The simple and most obvious answer is, nothing and as much as it pains me to say, Mourinho is right, it was all too easy for Chelsea.
That was as painful it can get in an Arsenal footballing world and I’m not going to bother dissecting the game or performances, we can do that in the comments section.
What I will say though is something has to change because right now we have a few players who just aren’t good enough to be on the first team starting sheet and the more defeats we suffer like yesterday, it’s clear that the man at the helm is all out of ideas..
What should have been a day of celebration turned out to be one of the worst days of our season…
Forget the title, this again will be a time where securing 4th spot is the best we can hope for.
As for the FA Cup, well who knows…. Right now I sure don’t!!
I watched the television programme ‘Arsene Who?’ yesterday, and I struggle to understand where that man has gone.
The man who signed players with pace, strikers who were deadly in front of goal, wingers who were true wingers and of course, fringe players who knew what their role was and played they part. He rejuvenated the old, he made the good very good and the very good, great. He turned young players into stars and always made sure he had a few workhorses in the squad who would get the job done…
Just where has that man gone?
If he’s staying with us for another couple of years or more, we need him back because otherwise, life as an Arsenal fan is only going to get harder and harder to stomach.
David Dein said that Arsene Wenger will only sign players who he believes are better than who he already has in his squad.
Well, in my opinion, that leaves room for a lot of signings and if he’s staying, he better sign them in the summer and learn a whole new tactical game because his current ideas are dated and our club is suffering because of it……
If those changes are not in his plans, well………
That’s it for another day……