It was always going to be an interesting post match interview with Arsene Wenger after we saw Arsenal perform in a terribly weak and woeful manner to lose away to West Brom and leave the hopes of Arsenal securing another season of Champions League football hanging by a thread.
Even though we are all used to way our manager works I was still surprised to see the boss refuse to call out his pitiful players for their performances. How can he even think about defending them after the way they failed en masse to defend the Arsenal goal today?
That is what he tried to do though, talking about the quality of the deliveries from the home team and suggesting that they have caused the same problems to all the EPL sides they have faced. Maybe that is the case, but it does not excuse or hide the fact that the likes of Ramsey, Xhaka and all just let the West Brom players do what they wanted with next to no opposition.
The boys in the Sky studio picked apart our defending from set plays and they were as scathing as I have ever heard, calling it the worst Arsenal performance in a long time, and after the Bayern Munich bashing that is saying something.
Does Wenger really expect his comments to make us change our mind about how badly Arsenal played? I get that he likes to defend his lads but some things are indefensible. Would you not rather hear him, for once, laying into these fantastically well paid but underperforming Gunners?