Arsenal’s seven game unbeaten run came to a shuddering end on Saturday evening, losing in injury time to Watford at Vicarage Road.
It seemed the Gunners had managed to put early season jitters behind them, winning every match since being thumped 4-0 by Liverpool at Anfield. However, a trip to in-form Watford again raised questions about Arsene Wenger and his squad.
It was all going to plan when Per Mertesacker opened the scoring, but a Troy Deeney penalty and Tom Cleverley winner at the death devastated Arsenal and their fans.
It was the kind of capitulation that Arsenal supporters have seen many times before and many are losing patience not just with Arsene Wenger but with under performing first team stars.
Mesut Ozil is one of the players coming under the most severe criticism. He came off the bench on the hour mark for the injured Danny Welbeck and didn’t show much at all, even missing a golden opportunity that would have put the game beyond Watford.
Fans took to Twitter to criticise his performance…
That ozil miss was criminal . Far from clinical . Is his lack of cool cos his contract is minimal? #afc
— VLADAMIR BR£WTIN (@brewtalb) October 15, 2017
— Dan Havard (@D_VARD8) October 15, 2017
— Rockstar★Gunner (@Mr_Rock_Star) October 15, 2017
Ozil out, Wenger out, and Kroenke out. Same failings again and again #AFC
— Aled Davies (@aled_davies10) October 14, 2017
Ozil is up there with the worst midfielder finishing wise that we have ever had at Arsenal. Couldn't score in a brothel. #afc
— Spence ✌️ (@Mr_Robinsonnn) October 14, 2017
— Holumyde (@bullish07) October 14, 2017
— Omar Moore (@popcornreel) October 14, 2017
Wilshere would’ve added some drive to that midfield today. Ozil added nothing at all – hasn’t adapted his game in years. #AFC
— the5thdiabetic (@the5thdiabetic) October 14, 2017
Hoping ozil leaves now
Taking wenger with him#AFC
— Muhammad Ayman (@MAymanS) October 14, 2017