This is Starting to Get Pathetic

This time last year, Arsenal were sitting a healthy fourth, yet they were still seven points of the top of the table.  This season, Arsenal lay 15th, twelve points behind leaders United. This is starting to get pathetic.

Arsenal are usually pumped up and ready to play Spuds to prove that they are the best of North London, but today,  Arsenal seemed rather lackadaisical. The Gunners’ were poor, playing at a very low level for most of the game.

The match started out rather slow, Tottenham had a couple of half chances but not much. Arsenal than had a very, very good chance to open the scoring through Gervinho, which somehow went off target.

Rafael Van Der Vaart scored his annual goal against Arsenal in a controversial way. Emmanuel Adebayor put in a good ball for Van Der Vaart, whom clearly handled the ball to put it in front of himself before finishing with aplomb. He then ran into the crowd to celebrate, yet no yellow card.

Arsenal started the second half in a better way than the first. Alex Song did well to drive into the box before unleashing a brilliantly cross for Aaron Ramsey to tuck in. Arsenal than seemed the more likely to grab a winner before a speculative shot from far away somehow found the bottom corner. Szczesny may have done better on it but it was really poor defending all around from the gunners.

Arsenal than “tried” to find an equalizing goal, but in all honesty Spurs were looking the more likely to score. Bale and Defoe both had good chances to put the game to bed, but the score remained 2-1.

Arsene Wenger than gave his thoughts on the game,

“In the first half I felt we played a little but with the handbrake on. Even playing like that we had four chances. At half time we came out and had a go at them and got it back to 1-1. I felt again that we didn’t push on enough and let them get back into the game.”

“We lack a little bit of confidence at the moment, and we just need to protect a result when we have one.”

On Title hopes,

I do not think like that, I think at the moment we have to set ourselves a realistic target and to get in touch with the teams who are fighting for the Champions League positions. If you say today we will win the league it is not realistic.

At the moment we are 12 points behind Manchester United and Manchester City – that’s not realistic to say today that we will win the league. We have to fight to come back into a much better position, that’s reality.

Match Thoughts

Arsenal played poor today, simple as that. Tottenham were more aggressive and were much more threatening than us. It is sad that this Arsenal squad has gone from a European Powerhouse to a bottom of the table team in a few months. We have not recovered from our Cup Final defeat to Birmingham in February, and our four goal slip against Newcastle earlier in the year. We need something to change and quickly, or we can say goodbye to European Football for next season.

 Arsenal til’ I die
I’m Arsenal til I die
I Know I am, I’m sure I am
I’m Arsenal til’ I die

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7 thoughts on “This is Starting to Get Pathetic

  1. Now we can say arsenal is gone from everything.
    I don’t think, Arsenal will recover from this.
    Arsenal can’t recover from this because they don’t have enough strength for that.

    We are gone. Arsenal board made it like this. By luck we got CL birth last season. This bloody board think every time they will get this.
    Are they enough stupid to understand other team improved a lot ???

  2. Seeing arsenal loose has alwys beenTORMENTING bt all dis comes down 2 wenger & his philosophy. pliz wenger accept advice from others.

  3. We need something to change and quickly, or we can say goodbye to European Football for next season…mate we’ve already kissed champions league goodbye since august!

  4. I’m starting to wonder if players like Hazard, Gotze and Vertonghen would be able to help us now. It is seriously not just about the quality of the players that we’re in this plight right now. I think there are much more deep lying problems at the club than just players’ quality.

  5. WE PLAYED WELL WE HAD ARGUABLY 3 OF OUR BEST PLAYERS NOT AVAILABLE
    TWO OF THE STARTING 11 COMING BACK FROM INJURY A HAND BALL GOAL AGAINST US MISS OF THE SEASON FROM GERVINO TO TAKE THE LEAD AND SPELLS OF DOMINANCE WE HAD A HOLDING MIDFIELDER PLAYING AT CENTRE BACK A YOUNGSTER PLAYING HOLDING MIDFIELD WHO DOMINATED AND THEY SCORED ANOTHER FREAK 30 YARD GOAL WE WERE PLAYING AWAY FROM HOME AND WE LOST BY 1 GOAL THE FUTURE IS RED

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