Arsenal were sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League  not long ago but we now enter March with them four points adrift and only in second place because teams below them have games in hand.

Arsene Wenger will no doubt blame Stoke’s physicality and the referee for his teams defeat today, but the Gunners failed to threaten the Stoke goal enough to cause real problems.

But why have Arsenal slipped? Has the pressure grown on them? Are the fans demanding too much? Let’s take a look.

Lack of January transfer business

Wenger is renowned for keeping his hands in his pockets during the transfer window but surely this January was the time to spend.

Top of the table, still in the Champions League and FA Cup – why not go out and buy some quality?

A striker was a must and their reliance on Olivier Giroud is evident, but another centre back and a winger would have been nice too – Only one man to blame here surely?

 Losing their bottle

Today proved that Arsenal have not got the same steel as Chelsea and Manchester City when it comes to battling for a scrappy result. Arsenal don’t seem to do scrappy. Unfortunately for them you cannot win every Premier League game playing free flowing football and their lack of adaptability in pressure games has been their undoing.

 

Supporter’s expectation

A group of Gunners fans were calling for Arsene Wenger’s head after an opening day defeat to Aston Villa, but after the signing of Mesut Ozil that quickly died down. Again the fans made their feelings clear when Arsenal were booed off after drawing at home to champions Manchester United last month – so surely they need to lower their expectations? The Gunners fans celebrated finishing fourth like they had won the Champions League last season so what has changed?

 

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  • Reg Mayor
    8 months ago

    Wenger got his selection wrong. We wouldn’t match stoke physically, so why not use Ox and Rosicsky together? Why keep Poldi so long?

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  • Reg Mayor
    8 months ago

    Speed was necessary today. Arsenal lacked speed. That’s what the Ox brought. Wenger lacks vision, football wise.

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  • Reg Mayor
    8 months ago

    With Theo and Ramsey out, Wenger brought in Kim. Wenger is very selfish. He’s looking after himself, Giroud & the owners. Fans?

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  • Reg Mayor
    8 months ago

    Arsenal fans should boy-cot these games. Wenger has overstayed his usefulness. We don’t need an economist. We want a coach! We do!

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  • Reg Mayor
    8 months ago

    Same story every year. Wenger knows best! How? Silverware or profit for himself and owners? Sack Wenger NOW!

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  • Reg Mayor
    8 months ago

    Arsenal fans are dumb. Highest ticket prices. Poorly motivated team. Lack of investment in team. How long more are we gonna bear this

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  • Reg Mayor
    8 months ago

    Wenger, out. We need a change. No new contracts. He can go get paid billions elsewhere. Football is all about silverwares.

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  • Reg Mayor
    8 months ago

    What excuse do we have not to win today? Ramsey, where are u? Wilshere, Giroud, Poldi, Carzola, shame!

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  • Reg Mayor
    8 months ago

    Everton won. Chelsea won. Liverpool won. Arsenal? Lost. Mourihno was right. Failure things.

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