Incredible stat highlights the state of Arsenal’s disciplinary problem

Arsenal ended 2021 on a high and fans had been hopeful they would get even better in 2022.

The goal for Mikel Arteta’s team remains to finish inside the top four, but it would be nice if we added a few trophies along the way.

However, that would not happen this season, considering we have been eliminated from the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.

On the first day of 2022, Arsenal put in a brave performance but lost 2-1 to Manchester City.

You could easily say they didn’t deserve to lose that match. Even more importantly, that performance gave fans the belief that they are ready to attack the rest of the season.

However, Mikel Arteta’s side hasn’t scored another goal since then, despite facing Nottingham Forest, Burnley and Liverpool over two legs.

While goals have dried, The Sun reveals that sending offs haven’t been in short supply for the Gunners.

The report highlights the fact that Arsenal has had three players sent off since the start of the year.

Gabriel Magalhaes, Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey have all been red-carded in the space of just a few weeks.

This stat is quite an embarrassing one considering that the respective sending offs haven’t been helping the team.

We don’t play with high intensity like Liverpool and Manchester City, yet our players keep getting sent off.

Arteta needs to get his players to become more disciplined.

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9 Comments

  1. City the best in the land then Liverpool 2nd best in the land. No surprise there. Against a fired up Forest away. No Tomi no Gabriel no Xhaka no Partey. Cedric RB Sambi DM Patino DM Nketiah up front. Against Burnley again no Tomi no Xhaka Partey just back from the AFCONS. So the team is under pressure in all games pushing hard and conceeding free kicks. Quite understandable. What compounds the problem is the lack of goals from 190 mill PAL, Pepe, Auba and Laca.

  2. Not Arteta’s fault the players get Red Cards. However, the fact this continues is on Arteta.
    Remember when Pepe got a Red, and then Arteta sat him for a couple games after his suspension?

    When was the last time Xhaka was punished and kept on the bench?
    Gabriel was not punished and kept on the bench either, if I remember correctly.

    Will Partey be punished after he returns from the suspension?

  3. Our genius coach has informed Aubamayang that he won’t be traveling with the squad to Dubai but he brilliantly included Jack wishere to complete the team traveling. WHAT A GENIUS COACH 🙌

    1. It still amazes me how you were so hard on Leno but see no fault in Auba even with his indiscipline and poor performances.. Bias on so many levels

      1. Leno was benched because the club found another goalkeeper who so far has not disappointed, Auba was benched because he was indiscipline, but xhaka who disrespected the fans was literally begged by Arteta to sign a new improved contract, so who is biased me or the clueless coach 🤔🤔. I’m sure if Ramsdale has been disappointing the fans would have called for him to be dropped for Leno but in our case, tell me who we have that’s better than Auba

        1. Are you kidding me? How can you boldly ask if we have anyone better than Aubameyang,
          He cost us a lot of goals and wins, no disrespect to him but at this stage , his cup is full, been more than a year, we ain’t a charity club, we must move on,

          If you were the coach , would you play an Aubameyang, that’s been out of form for more than a year, and then starts to show signs of bad behaviors as a leader, would you?

          Anyone can tell Pepe looses concentration easily, he needs to learn to focus,

          Xhaka has passion for the game, passion sometimes can take you farther than skills alone,

  4. And yet Auba paid the ultimate price for being indisciplined – stripped of the captaincy and banished from the club – for returning late from a trip abroad to get this ailing mother. And this was in the heart of the pandemic.

    By far the biggest “cock and bully” story I have heard lately. One rule for some; another rule for others.

  5. I don’t understand why nobody can see that this is the same situation as Ozil, just a different player…. with regards to the way said situation is being handled.

    Forget the reasons why for a second and think about HOW the club is handling it… making public their stance, leaking it to the media, humiliating the player and trying to get the fanbase to believe this is strong management – while, to my knowledge, neither Ozil or Aubameyang have come out publicly and given their versions of the story.

    This could have all been avoided, if the club had learnt from the qrotesque contract given to Ozil, but they didn’t and I make that an even worse mistake, simply by not acting on the past error.

    I still have no idea exactly WHAT Aubameyang has done that would see him receive this kind of dregonian treatment and neither does any one fan, but it certainly leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

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