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Listen to Wenger sayin Arsenal were suicidal!

Personally I was shocked to the core by Arsenal’s result against Monaco last night, but what did Wenger say?

Was he there on the touchline shouting at the players? Was he giving tactical instructions from the sidelines? Or was he trying hard to get his zip sorted and throwing bottles of water? What does Wenger have to say?

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Arsenal v Monaco Player Ratings – NO MOTM!

Arsenal 1 -3 Monaco Player Ratings by KJ

Ospina – 4
Shocking keeping tonight. Spilled numerous catches and conceded goals that should’ve been saved in my opinion, especially the first one.

Bellerin – 4
Completely out of his depth which is worrying. Hasn’t really kicked on at all after his good game against City. Seems to be too inexperienced and gets caught too central when defending.

Mertesacker – 2
Diabolical display. He was at fault for two of the goals and didn’t do anything captain-like. He definitely pulled off his Vincent Kompany impression (I assume that was what he was going for).

Analysis of a NIGHTMARE night for Arsenal

Lack of effort, concentration and luck reasons why Arsenal lost v Monaco. by MV

Arsenal v Monaco was a nightmare to Arsenal Fans around the world. Arsenal played horribly and even when Arsenal got back into the game, the team dug themselves into another huge hole. I was reading a lot of comments after the game and blame was given to a lot of players, but I believe that some criticism is unfair.

Arsenal were awful – Wenger can’t motivate them any more….

What can the Arsenal fan do? Arsene will not be sacked even if we get relegated.. by KM

Well there you have it. Arsenal beaten by a terrible Monaco side 3:1 at the Emirates. Worse than the result was the performance. Not one player had any sort of character. I really saw an uninterested side. The same one I saw against Crystal Palace.

Monreal was benched and on came Gibbs who was more focused on going forward and doing nothing, rather than helping in defense. Bellerin was the same. What the hell? Coquelin was terrible. Where was a man to block Kondogbia on his first shot? Wasn’t that Coquelins job?

Arsenal’s opponents blame the referee for a change!

Arsene Wenger and Per Mertesacker have already admitted that Arsenal were very lucky to beat Crystal Palace yesterday afternoon. The first bit of luck was when the Gunners were awarded a penalty in the 6th minute, and subsequent slow-motion replays showed that the foul was actually committed otside the box.

Crystal Palace actually had more possession and more shots than Arsenal (and MANY MANY more corners, but The Gunners second bit of good fortune came when our second goal was also judged to be offside after the event. We all know the last bit of luck was when the ball hit Ospina’s post in the last minute.

Palace v Arsenal Player Ratings – Welbeck most impressive

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal FC Player Ratings – Welbeck MOTM

David Ospina – 7
The Colombian seemed generally solid but got lucky in the end with help from the post. Definitely now confirmed as our most talented keeper

Nacho Monreal – 7
Had a lot of work to do to keep Saha at bay – Mostly successful. Did his work quietly but effectively

Per Mertesacker – 7.5
Seemed more relaxed than usual and made use of his height when necessary. He is SO much better playing alongside Kos.

PER-fectly Delighted with lucky Arsenal win!

The Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker saw the Gunners desperately hang on for all three points in yesterday’s game at Crystal Palace, and although he agrees with Arsene Wenger that Arsenal were lucky, he is simply delighted with the three points!

“At the end they tried to put us some pressure and get some strikers on,” Mertesacker said on the official Arsenal website. “They nearly scored the equaliser so we were a bit lucky at the end. Overall, we are absolutely delighted with the three points and we move on.

Wenger agrees that Arsenal were lucky against Palace

This is becoming so regular it is becoming monotonous for Arsenal fans. The Gunners fly into a comfortable lead, try to defend, then end up conceding one and fighting like madmen to try to stop the equalizer. This is exactly what happened yesterday against Crystal Palace and we got our lucky break when our opponents hit the post instead of scoring in the dying seconds.

Crystal Palace v Arsenal review – Lucky, Clinical, Battling, Victorious

I don´t suppose we should be too surprised anymore, because Arsenal have started doing it a few times this season, but it is not the typr of game that we used to see from the Gunners. You could say that we were lucky, especially as the replays showed that the foul for the penalty that gave us our 7th minute lead was just outside the box.

But it was very close and Danny Welbeck did brilliantly to pounce on the ball and draw the foul. And Cazorla seems to be infallible from the spot these days. However, Crystal Palace gave us a real hard time after that and could have levelled if they had been a bit more clinical.

Wenger praises Gabriel’s debut – and Giroud was okay too!

Arsene Wenger had to give our new defender Gabriel Paulista his Arsenal debut sometime, despite his lack of English-speaking skills, and it was a very brave decision to introduce the Brazilian on a day when only Laurent Koscielny was the lone survivor from the back four that faced Leicester, but Le Prof was more than pleased with his opening performance.

Wenger said after the game: “It was interesting to observe Gabriel today because he played his first game in a cup game that we absolutely had to win. He has shown three important qualities – great concentration levels, great urgency to defend and good pace, especially on the recovery tackle he made in the box.

Arsenal v Middlesborough Player Ratings – Ozil MOTM

Arsenal 2 – 0 Middlesborough Player Ratings by KJ

Szczesny – 6
Wasn’t challenged at all by the opposition. A very comfortable game thanks to our outfield players.

Chambers -7
Did well to get forward and made good passes and overlaps but never did anything spectacularly. It was comfortable for him and he’s clearly a more defensive full back than Gibbs.

Gabriel – 7
A good debut for the Brazilian. No real mistakes and made a couple of good last ditch tackles. His raw pace really aids his game.

Arsenal DOMINATED Middlesbrough completely!

Aito Karanka’s Middlesbrough team came to the Emirates on a brilliant run of form and with complete confidence that they could compete with Arsenal on equal terms, but straight from the kick-off the Gunners gave them a masterclass in passing and possession and poor Boro were brought down to earth with a bump.

Arsene Wenger made SEVEN changes to the team that faced Leicester last week, but the replacements were fresh and hungry to assert their readiness for a starting spot for the rest of the season. Wenger was understandably smug after the impressive showing from his players.