Worst Performance Of The Season In Thrashing At Anfield

by David on February 8, 2014

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger fears his side’s 5-1 demolition at the hands of Liverpool “raises some questions” heading into the business end of the Barclays Premier League season.

Braces from Martin Skrtel and Raheem Sterling, plus another strike from Daniel Sturridge, saw the Reds to a famous win over the side leading the way in the standings at the start of the day.

A number of errors contributed to the Gunners’ miserable afternoon on Merseyside, and the experienced Frenchman admitted to being concerned by what he saw from his players.

“It was a very poor day. We were poor defensively, offensively,” Wenger told BT Sport.

“Liverpool played very well, so congratulations to them. But it was a poor performance on a day when we couldn’t afford it.

“Of course it raises some questions today because we were caught many times and were naive.”

Asked how he would look to right the wrongs, Wenger added:

“Defensively we need to be more stable. Today we were too open. From the front to the back we were not at the level we are used to.”

It was a stunning start to the game by Arsenal who were four down inside 20 minutes and it could have been six or seven.

In that opening period, all of Arsenal’s defensive woes were laid open. Mert’s slow place, Arteta aging, Ozil disappearing again. Add in terrible marking once again at set pieces and this was a simply a terrible day at the office for the Gunners.

Fortunately, games are coming fast and furious at the moment with Arsenal playing Man United in midweek, so a chance to get back to winning ways.

One thing to keep in mind. Arsenal will start next week either one or two points out of first place. That puts the defeat into some sort of perspective.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

neill February 8, 2014 at 5:21 pm

How many big clubs can tolerate a manager that won nothing for 8 years & still giving him a pay rise ? of course you can ……hey ! they just raise the ticket price !……Leech !

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victor February 8, 2014 at 5:27 pm

It was a fucking day to all players that played today. I can’t believe arsenal were down to 4_0 to Liverpool in 20minutes. They were disorganised after Liverpool first goal. We are meeting next week Sunday again,what should be our respond again? We fans are tired of Wenger ideas and stile. I’m gunners for life,come rain come shine,we shall respond when we play Manchester united,gunners for life.

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sherif February 8, 2014 at 6:43 pm

indeed we have a lot of questions to answer especially the players bt sometimes I do not blamed the players that much, bt wenger is the cause for every problem Arsenal is under going, those players are not manchines he exoust them a lot especially per mtr and koscielny evry game they ar available these guys need to be rested bt wenger is too sturbbon to buy players.i hp to see what will be the out come aginst man united

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Yero February 8, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Oh Wenger has started admitting the truth I told you fans truth will last but for sure. There no is way Arsenal can snatch the EPL from Chelsea and Mancity, say how if there is a way?
Both Wenger and his Bose were torn today one see it in them, how desperate they were, but one cannot get both full pocket and trophy no no. Ha Wenger could not have word for expression only we were poor very very poor, but we need response, who crazy to believe Wenger for Arsenal to Manu. Say how Wenger because you never have won Manu. So do not come with excuses of hope you know your outcome already. Now pack and leave enough.
Shameful day it is about lost but the way it happened is real a disgrace. It is like what Michael Owen said sometime ago that Arsenal does not have quality and they cannot win EPL and they far from it, also he said Ozil does not possess quality. May he sound malicious but there is element of truth in his word.
Wenger and his boss are adamant to investment in player but just to keep excuse after excuse.
There is no way this problem, transfer window is closed no internal resources, so just going frustration after frustration and pray to end up in the top four position otherwise Arsenal could even be missing next year champion league.
I pray for Arsenal but Wenger deserves matching out.

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abu adil February 8, 2014 at 7:45 pm

This is the habitual juncture where we always fail through out our nine years barren patch,and the proffesor is yet to grasp that simple answer .
His stubborness to buy always gets the perfect and befitting reward during these defining months (the final run in ).
Its high time we deserve a change of stewarship ,coz its so monotonous.
Please le proff just step down will you!!!!
Please please and thats without hesitation just do us that one last favour

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abu adil February 8, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Le proff you cannot have both,thats is heavy profits and titles ,it just will never ever balance
Hefty books or thin trophy cabinets and vice versa
THATS THE SIMPLE LOGIC

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