Arsenal in deep Doodoo after Man United beat Boro

After the awful recent run of results had seen Arsenal win just three times and lose six, crashing out of the Champions League and slipping out of the Premier League’s top four places, Arsene Wenger will have been hoping for a bit of help from elsewhere this weekend.

It was not to be for the Frenchman, though, who nothing seems to be going right for at the moment. Instead of a team rejuvenated and energised by a change of manager, the Middlesborough that Manchester United faced at the Riverside today were timid and not much of a challenge at all until they were two down.

The Boro team did rally a bit and scored a goal but then a terrible error from Victor Valdes gifted them a third which saw a very grateful Jose Mourinho and his Man United players claim all three points and go above Arsenal in the table.

Unlike the other teams above us we have no games in hand on United and can only hope that their heavy fixture list causes problems while our own form takes a drastic upturn. I am struggling to see it though, Gooners, are you?



  1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    I’m a glass half full kind of person so I’m thinking Allegri could have a good season with no european football

    1. Jimbeam says:

      Agreed, no CL will help the coming manager to rebuild. But, it will be harder, (as if it wasnt hard enough) to attract talent. Still I am game for any result that will make Wenger leave.

      It is extremely unprofessional, and simply rude that he still has not expressed his intentions for next year. It makes it harder on the team, and it makes it harder to find the right person to replace him. He is taking the whole Arsenal community for a ride.

      Why has he not divulged his decision? Is he planning to stay, and afraid of the backlash? Is he planning to wait and see a few more games? You have to be blind to see that the palyers are no longer playing for him. What is it? Why is he waiting? What good will it do? It is obviously hurting his players, not only that it is also obviously hurting his relationship with the fans and his legacy.

      If he had done it properly, and announced his decision to leave, there would be no more Wenger out banners and they would be replaced with Thank you banners. He would have the opportunity to rebuild his image a little bit, and all the games would be a way to say goodbye to an Arsenal Legend. Instead he is dragging the inevitable and looking like a deluded old politician trying to hold on to his seat.

      1. bran99 says:

        “no CL will help the coming manager to rebuild. it will be harder to attract talent”, Chelsea attracted players, Man U did, why not Arsenal? we shouldn’t be worried, that’s Wenger’s doing, made us all think that he is the only one who can make Arsenal great, attract best players, play good football and all, but he is not the last one in this world, so many can do that with trophies to accompany the aforementioned stuffs

  2. antonioro says:

    Why are you surprised?What is happening now is just the new normal.Arsenal team is just where it supposed to be-out of top 4.Anything recommending a better place to be?Don’t think so.We will be lucky to catch an Europa league spot,but the way things are going,I have doubts about that too.I thing this is the best thing happening to Arsenal in the last 12 years,it may be the only way to pull us out of misery and embarrasment.For sure the only way to see Wenger gone.Let’s keep up the “good work”,boys,and see Arsenal even lower on the table.Ready to take 2-3 years of reconstruction instead of being humiliated every year.

  3. JAmerican says:

    Honestly we could do with a season without Champions League Football as hard as it is to swallow. Start over under new management, coaching and players.

    Arsenal were already in deep doodoo from the back to back defeat from Everton and Man City. Every loss after that just added another nail in the coffin. Shame our only recent wins came against NON-Leagues Sutton and Lincoln.

  4. ArseOverTit says:

    The doodoo at AFC goes very deep.
    It’s an Old sewer system clogged with years of stagnant
    Water, poorly maintained and long over due a flush.

  5. tweety says:

    i am afraid that we will finish behind everton too. it seems that not us supporters only aw to step down, but even the players are of the same opinion. gooner = for ever

    1. HA559 says:

      Players want the escape goat to be Wenger not them.

      1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

        *points camera in direction of HA559*

        We need real quite. This really is a dying breed. The AKB that blames the players even after Wenger spent £100m in summer

        HA559: it’s not Wenger’s fault the players did it. Yes, they did it. Wenger has no responsibility whatsoever

        Random guy at pub: but does Wenger not have responsibility for the team

        HA559: How dare you. Wenger is a legend * rings and he listens to caller and replies* yes please fly that banner over the Hawthornes. No way we are losing that

        1. HA559 says:

          I’m also Wenger out. That doesn’t mean the players can’t escape criticism.

  6. HA559 says:

    Well everything is in Arsneals hand for top 4. They play City and Manu at home. Man city play liverpool today, next matchday Arsenal then Manu. They’re the one in danger. Liverpool will drop points against smaller teams like Arsenal are currently doing.

    1. luvdaguns says:

      arsenal top 4? so they move from 6 to top 4 without winning a match?

  7. luvdaguns says:

    that feeling when its mid march and you’re 4 places below Spurs in the table ???

  8. here is the problem the team reflects the manager player and fans a lot of you when you saw the team sheet you were thinking this is a very strong line up but not me if the team included Wolcott ox Ramsey bellerin Montreal welbeck axhaka that is a very weak team lots of lower rank team have better players

  9. Bolly from Borehamwood says:

    Yeah and spuds won and City/pool currently drawing.

  10. Bolly from Borehamwood says:

    Oops Pool winning now!

  11. isaaclys says:

    OT: Was watching some old arsenal videos n I just miss the days when we got the likes of Van Persie, Nasri, Fabregas n Arshavin.. I’d probs get loads of thumbs down but to me Fabregas was better than Ozil, Van Persie was the best and most skillful CF in the world at tht time (dont even mention ibra n suarez), Nasri was wayyy better than hazard n he was much younger. And arshavin, i just love watching him, on n off the pitch. Rmb the 4 goals he scored at Anfield. Legend.
    Those were the days when we really PLAY football and we were truly lovin it 🙁

    1. gotanidea says:

      I feel sad for Arshavin, his career went down in Arsenal. If Wenger trusted him as a central attacking midfielder/ playmaker, like his position in his national football team, Arshavin would have been our second Bergkamp. Instead Wenger assigned him as winger and striker, which is not suitable for him.

      It happened to Hleb as well. Hleb’s best position is central attacking midfielder/ playmaker, but Wenger assigned him as winger instead. Arshavin and Hleb are talented, but they are not Sanchez. It is like asking Silva playing as winger in Manchester City. And imagine what if Wenger assigns Sanchez as central attacking midfielder/ playmaker, instead of using Ozil in that position. We would have many assists from him.

  12. BUR says:

    We will be lucky to finish in the top 7 this season. I think wenger has lost the changing room. The players seem to have lost any respect that they may have had. They seem just to be going through the cogs of fire is hinges the season. Our defence seems clueless at this minute in time. The “holding midfielders” might as well be holding their own b…s

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