After the weekend off and a fresh Armenian injection, the squad would be well up for paying back our unfaltering support with all three points away at Swansea in the rain…
However, what we got was yet another spineless, mistake riddled, apathetic, apoplectic performance of a standard so bad it usurped the last time we did it which was about 2 weeks ago against Bournemouth or Forest – take your pick or for a Welcome offer at Unibet visit this link.
After the early exchanges, which saw Swansea almost take the lead several times, we went ahead through Monreal after the highlight of the game from an Arsenal perspective, which was another amazing pass from Mesut Ozil, but then the scores were level just seconds after, Clucas scoring past the helpless Cech after most of the Arsenal side had fallen asleep.
The helpless Cech soon turned into the hapless Cech after fluffing a clearance straight to Ayew who put Swansea ahead. Mkhitaryan, who must have been wondering what the hell he’d let himself in for came on, as did Olivier Giroud for possibly his last game, but they couldn’t change the outcome. In fact, it got even worse with a third for Swansea late on, Clucas getting his second and Swansea’s third.
This result is just another in an absolute comedy of errors which is our away form this season, with just THREE wins on the road away from home out of 13 games, Palace, Burnley and Everton the only times we’ve come away with all three points. Draws away at Southampton, West Brom, Chelsea and West Ham, are just not good enough when, at the start of the season, we were said to be realistically going to challenge for the league title.
Arsene Wenger was understandably annoyed by the result, and was under some immense pressure last night, as we now find ourselves sinking down the table away from any hope of top four:
“Swansea were sharp, disciplined and hungry, unfortunately I believe we were not good enough, I believe we were not disciplined enough…I felt defensively we were very poor and made big mistakes. It’s better not to talk about the second or third goals…”
The results leaves us in SIXTH position, EIGHT points from top FOUR and having to capitalise every number we write and it’s just not good enough. We are now TWENTY THREE points off the top, and Man City have a game in hand on us too, and let’s be honest, that is awful.
Rumours that Ozil could sign a new deal today and that Wenger confirmed Aubameyang isn’t even enough to cheer us up after yet another abysmal performance.
Everton at home this weekend, what’s the worst that can happen, or can we draw a line under what’s been a frankly awful season so far and get back to winning ways?