In the aftermath of Arsenal’s horrendous defeat at Bayern Munich on Wednesday, it has become clear that the only hope that the Gunners have of winning a trophy this season is our usual FA Cup run, and we have got the easiest draw of the round facing non-League side Sutton United.
If Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players were slipping into any kind of a complacent frame of mind ahead of the fifth round FA cup tie against the lowest ranked team still in the famous ould cup competition, then the shock result o9f Lincoln City today should knock it out of them.
The Arsenal and Germany international star may have been getting a large amount of stick and criticism from the Arsenal fans and the football press of late, especially after his anonymous and ineffective showing in the Champions League defeat away to Bayern Munich this week, but that does not all of a sudden mean that Mesut Ozil is a bad football player.
The last few days have shown the vast amount of anger and disappointment that the majority of the fan base has against the team at the moment. The Arsene Wenger situation has often divided the fans in the past, but I don’t think the fans have ever been so united in wanting Wenger out at the end of the season.
Even though the Arsenal and Chile international star was given some time off after the damaging midweek hammering away to Bayern Munich, which means that he did not train with the rest of the squad yesterday, this does not mean that Alexis Sanchez will not be involved in our FA cup clash with non-league hopefuls Sutton United.
Who to Let go and who to keep? By Galen Sona.
Laurent Koscielny’s Arsenal career is a story of certain ‘rags to riches’ case. He came in as a young unknown defender, whom many criticised for his lack of experience. But after seven years with the club he is now recognised as one of the very best defenders not just in England, but in European football.
After Arsenal’s hugely embarrassing 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, a result that has almost certainly sealed our European fate for yet another consecutive season, odds were slashed to suggest that Arsene Wenger would be leaving the club at the end of the season.