Sunday morning inside the Football Transfer Tavern saw many Arsenal fans boldly predicting a perfect end to a perfect week with a win at Manchester United.
For the first time in years, the Gunners went into the match at Old Trafford as slight favourites, but Wenger’s league leaders could not complete a glorious hat-trick of wins.
Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund had both been dispatched by the Gunners previously, and another three points at Old Trafford would have kept Arsenal five points clear at the top.
But instead, Wenger’s men produced something of a limp and nervous display at Old Trafford, and went down to a Robin van Persie header.
Whilst there is no doubting Arsenal have had an excellent start to the season, there will still need to be improvements if the Gunners are to end their trophy drought with a major prize.
Whilst that improvement may well come from January additions, Wenger could perhaps still demand more from his current set of stars.
Here we have identified – somewhat controversially – five Arsenal stars not quite pulling their weight at present.
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