Arsenal were second best all through last night’s game at Crystal Palace, despite all our possession. We all hoped that we were ready for our usual fight for the Top Four Trophy, but even that is looking unlikely after yesterday’s embarrassing performance. Most of the players were abused at the end of the game and the team coach was surrounded by angry fans as the team left Selhurst Park.
A tale of two planes by Konstantin Mitov
Good afternoon fellow gooners! I will not speak of the Arsenal game. There is just no point of doing it as long as there is one man sitting on the bench. Clueless. I said it in an article before the game! We would not win! We’d be happy with a draw. Another defeat, this time it’s West Brom.
So the big game finally arrives as Arsenal attempt to do the impossible against Bayern Munich. We need to win 4-0 or 5-1 to have a chance after 90 minutes, and the size of the task is emphasised by the fact that Munich are unbeaten in their last 16 games, and not once all season have they lost by more than one goal.
The Gunners were dealt a blow in their slim hopes for the title race and not only that but also to their chance and standard of finishing in the top four for a place in the UEFA Champions League next season.
The Arsenal team that Arsene Wenger picked for the match at Anfield yesterday were absolutely awful in the first half and were extremely lucky to be only 2 goals down at the break, but although some players have complained that they just weren’t ready, Wenger believes that the slow start was because they didn’t play a game last week, and suffered from “a lack of competition”.
Arsenal fans everywhere were bemused by Arsene Wenger’s team selection even before the game started, with Alexis Sanchez dropped to the bench, Mesut Ozil out with the flu, and Walcott, Perez and Ramsey also sitting alongside Alexis.
We all expected Arsenal to beat the non-League side Sutton United last night, but it was hardly a walkover as the hosts gave as good as they got and made Arsenal fight for every ball. Even Arsene Wenger was impressed and said his team had to be at their best to win a quarter-final place against another non-League side, Lincoln.
After two League defeats in a row, Arsenal had a fight on their hands against an improved Hull City to turn their fortunes around. The Tigers were extremely well-drilled by Marco Silva and were dour in defence and inventive going forward.