I can understand why the TV pundits thought it was a bit harsh of the Arsenal fans at the Emirates stadium to boo Arsene Wenger and the players off the pitch yesterday. After all it was only the first game of the season and the injury and fitness situation meant that a number of key players were unavailable.
We also lost by just the one goal and Liverpool produced a stunning spell after the break when they ran riot and hit three goals in the space of 15 minutes and this was after Coutinho produced one of the nbest free kicks you will ever see to level on the stroke of halftime.
All this should mean that Wenger and Arsenal were given some leeway by the fans, except that he really has brought this pressure on himself. I fully believe that the same result would not have been greeted so harshly if the club had shown real ambition in the transfer market this summer.
If there had been an expensive centre back and striker on the pitch then at least us Gooners could accept that Wenger was trying to address our weaknesses. As it is we feel fobbed off yet again. It was painful to see how downcast our long serving manager was in his post match interview but surely he must see that his failure to address the issues and spend the money to compete for major trophy honours is bringing this on himself.
But will he act or stick to the same old guns yet again?