Crystal Palace humiliation
It was, without doubt, humiliating, not just the result, losing 3-0, but the manner of the defeat. Players didn’t seem interested, fans up in arms, yet still, manager Arsene Wenger remains. Wenger can not take sole responsibility for this defeat, the Arsenal players need to stand up and apologise for not performing. With the Arsenal away faithful singing ‘you’re not fit to wear the shirt’ and ‘Arsene Wenger, we want you to go’, a major change is needed.
Wenger continues to claim the confusion over whether he is staying or going is not affecting the team but something is affecting them and it now seems too late to change.
Arsenal arriving late
What didn’t help was Arsenal’s late arrival to the match. The coach managed to get stuck in traffic arriving 45 minutes before kick off, giving the players limited time to get changed, warm up, and mentally prepare to play the match. If we can’t get arriving on time right, what hope do we have of winning games?
Alex Iwobi did not play in the game against Crystal Palace after being dropped from the first team. Iwobi instead found himself lining up with the U23’s.
Shareholder Alisher Usmanov thinks manager Arsene Wenger should be able to choose his successor. Usmanov claimed major shareholder Stan Kroenke should ‘bear huge responsibility’ with the issues the club is facing.
Another U23 player
Stop the press, make a note of the day and time, Yaya Sanogo has scored a hat-trick for the U23’s, yes that’s three goals in the 5-2 win against Reading. Sanogo scored his goals in 19 minutes. Who needs Alexis Sanchez when we have Yaya waiting in the wings.
Aubameyang not a saviour
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will only be sold to either Barcelona or Real Madrid, according to Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke. Watzke claims the star front man will only be interested in a move to one of Spain’s top two.
The new Sanchez
Marcelo Allende, dubbed the new Alexis Sanchez, has signed for the club after a successful trial. The 18-year-old attacker hails from the same academy as Sanchez and there have already been comparisons with the first-team striker.
Tony Adams and that suit
In some humorous news to end with and an attempt to try and put a smile back on the faces of us all, ex-Arsenal centre back and captain, Tony Adams has become the new manager of Spanish outfit Granada. This is not the funny part, and we wish Adams well but, the appointment does seem a little-left field. However, if you have not seen it and need a smile, just go and check out the dashing suit Adams wore at the announcement. It really is a joy to behold.