After yet another week of unrest at The Emirates, Arsene Wenger shocked everyone by dropping Alexis Sanchez to the bench for this must-win game, which we didn’t-win. Mesut Ozil was also missing with ‘the flu’, and it’s been revealed that Wenger was about to drop him as well for the game, had he not had the sniffles.
As it transpired, Sanchez was dropped after storming out of training in the week and having major bust-ups with other members of the squad. This decision was Arsene Wenger’s, and we were already 2-0 down before the manager decided it was time he bought Sanchez on, who of course, helped to change the game, but sadly not the outcome.
We may find out more shortly in Arsene Wenger’s pre-Champions League exit press conference, but rumours afoot about several bust ups with Sanchez, leading my personal thoughts towards the player engineering his own exit this summer, but we’ll see – Sanchez and Wenger shook hands this morning, so wishful thinking that they’ve sorted things out and Sanchez will extend his contract later on once the squad have all watched Loose Women and had a nice cup of tea.
Anyway, another big game against a big team, and another big defeat. Sanchez himself had a chance to equalise late on, but as the rub of the green isn’t going our way, the ball ricocheted up the pitch and Liverpool broke, and got a third to finish the game. Make sure you watch the tackle by Emre Can on Theo, which would have resulted in a red card for anyone else, but after the Liverpool player rolled around for 5 minutes pretending to be injured, then ran away and hid behind the dug out. This farcical scene, not surprisingly ended with Xhaka’s 4th yellow of the season for dissent. How’s your luck Arsenal?
You don’t need to worry about the facts and figures as you’d have seen it, but I personally am losing faith with players like Theo, Rambo, Coq-o, Iwobi-O and a few others starting to creep into that list. With yet another cup exit to no doubt come tomorrow, things aren’t about to improve any time soon, but please God, lets hope it does, because while the world keeps turning, Spurs, City, Liverpool and Chelsea keep on winning, while we are sadly not.
Forget tomorrow night, it’s West Brom away up next in the league in two weeks time with Man City visiting The Emirates after that, after we play Lincoln in the FA Cup, and we REALLY need to get things sorted out behind the scenes, and get back to winning ways to save anything from this season. Not sure if we have too much to prepare for West Brom, but things need to get sorted, and quickly.