Garth Crooks has savaged Arsenal for how they went about their 1-0 loss to Manchester City.
The Gunners allowed City to score early, a header from the unlikeliest of players, Raheem Sterling.
That set the tone for the game, with City defending their lead excellently and even causing more problems for the Gunners throughout the game.
Crooks said Arsenal made life much easier for their visitors and said it was such light work that Sterling will probably not need to shower after the match.
He said the attacker could have added two more goals if he wanted because Arsenal only looked interested in ensuring that the score wasn’t disrespectful.
Fans have not been to the stadiums in almost a year and Crooks says Arsenal’s performance is that of a team that needs their fans to get the best out of them and the earlier fans return, the better.
“This wasn’t a Premier League fixture or even a training ground match,” Crooks wrote for BBC Sport while analysing Sterling’s performance.
“It was a walk in the park for Raheem Sterling. Although that is not his fault.
“In fact, I would be surprised if he even needed a shower after this game.
“Having scored so early in the fixture he could have added another two later in the game with Arsenal seemingly happy just to get through this contest and finish with a respectable scoreline.
“It was another example of a team, who without their fans demanding they put themselves on the line, accepting that the opposition was too good and taking a defeat.
“The quicker fans come back the better. The game is dying without them.”