Although last night’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb was rightly billed by everybody as a huge shock in the competition, it was unfortunately not that surprising for some Arsenal fans who have grown tired now of the club’s complacent attitude.
Shooting themselves in the foot with Olivier Giroud getting sent off with the Gunners 1-0 down at that point, both yellows could be described as harsh but at the same time, the already under-fire French international was incredibly silly to invite this attention from the referee.
Starting another competition just like they started the Premier League, in the worst way possible with no points to show for their efforts or lack thereof, Gooners will be hoping this unwanted pattern doesn’t continue in the League Cup next week when they travel to North London rivals Tottenham.
Still within the Premier League’s top four as the current standings display, it could be a lot, lot worse for the Gunners but at the same time, it could be a hell of a lot better too with a club of their stature surely needing to set the bar higher, not only in terms of performances but ambition too.
Refraining from signing a striker and a defensive midfielder this summer, an attacking duo of Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott looks incredibly light, not to mention Mikel Arteta not covering himself in glory yet again last night after covering for Francis Coquelin.
If Chelsea manage to inflict yet another defeat over the Gunners when they travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday lunchtime, the cloud of doom will once more fall over Emirates Stadium – well, in the eyes of the #WengerOut brigade anyway.
With the Gunners having a lot to ponder right now following their return from Eastern Europe this midweek, we’ve devised a list of five things that need to change at the club as soon as possible.
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 things that need to change at Arsenal as soon as possible.