Arsenal fans in the Tavern have been riddled with confusion as manager Arsene Wenger made a bizarre statement following his sides second 3-0 thumping at the hands of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in just five days in front of an empty looking Emirates.
AW: "I feel we produced physically our highest performance of the season."
— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) March 1, 2018
Wenger described his sides dismal performance at the hands of Pep’s champions-elect City side as “physically their highest performance of the season.” Arsenal fans still aren’t sure what to make of the comment as Wenger seems to be slipping from low point to low point having lost 2-1 to Ostersunds at home in the Europa League in the same eight-day period in which he suffered the two Man City drummings.
Arsenal fans everywhere seem to have become the laughing stock of their friendship groups and workplaces as the North London club sit a massive 30 points behind leaders City and 10 points behind their arch-rivals Tottenham in 6th place. It’s more of a testament to the footballing brilliance of Man City, but Arsenal actually find themselves five points closer to rock bottom club, West Brom, than they are to the table-toppers.
Those associated with the club have been looking for positives all season and Wenger seems to have picked the physicality of his side’s showing yesterday, despite being thoroughly outclassed by the Citizens. The state of affairs at Arsenal has an irony about it too, as Wenger’s found himself torn apart by the exact brand of football that he was so synonymous with in his heyday with the Gunners.
Here’s what Arsenal fans had to say:
Wait. Did he actually say that??
— krys daddy (@krysdaddy) March 1, 2018
— Aadoo Di Ozzo (@Aadozo) March 1, 2018
What does that even mean
— Justin Michaud (@jmich84) 2 March 2018
He has lost his marbles.
— Raj (@rpatel03) March 1, 2018
At this stage it's sad. Terrible to see him go down like this. He needs to be pushed instead of waiting for him to jump. He's becoming the laughing stock of the league and so are we.
— Jason Doyle KBI (@JDArsenalFan) March 1, 2018
Wenger has lost it finally. He needs to see a shrink asap. The Mellon needs help
— T-UNIT (@temitayoojotayo) March 1, 2018