When Granit Xhaka floored Tottenham’s Son Heung-min for a clear and unnecessary penalty it was greeted by the Arsenal fans with resignation as opposed to any real anger, it was as if it was expected, I know that is how I felt.
And it is not just Xhaka, but Luiz against Liverpool, Aubameyang against Tottenham last season, even Pepe against Liverpool, it is as if we have become immune to the players fluffing their lines.
Of course, some players more than others are culpable more often but the truth is that it runs through the team, from Leno to Lacazette.
When it really matters Arsenal is rarely beaten because of the overwhelming superiority of the opponents, it is because of mistakes made by our own players.
I accept that on occasions we are outplayed and beaten by the better side but that is not a regular occurrence, however, the team messing up sure is.
That is why we are now more likely to shrug our shoulders than go into meltdown because it really is the same old story time and time again.
Xhaka is being pulled apart for what he did yesterday and rightfully so, but Emery picked him, it was Leno that parried the ball so meekly to Eriksen. My point is he is not the only one that keeps failing on the job.
The bottom line is that we now expect cockups, it has become a part of the DNA of Arsenal football club.