No commitment was shown on the pitch as well as from the bench as Arsenal’s disastrous season got more sickening as Arsenal lost 3-2 away to Stoke City.
It took just 20 seconds for Stoke to take the lead against the Gunners. The Arsenal players were completely out of focus from the very beginning and it got worse as the half progressed. Stoke were 3-0 up at half-time. That scoreline is pathetic and disgraceful for a team like Arsenal Football Club. The manager just kept on sitting on his bench and didn’t do anything to motivate the players. This shows the lack of passion the manager has for his job anymore.He doesn’t answer any of his critics nor he listens to the fans of the football club. He just think what’s good for him and his players and how to finish in the top 4. That’s his only ambition and it has been his ambition ever since we moved to the Emirates Stadium.
Even though the Gunners pulled two goals back from a Santi Cazorla penalty goal and a Ramsey screamer it was too little too late at the end as Calum Chambers red card offence totally killed all the momentum Arsenal mananged to gain in the second half.
It’s deja vu all over again as like the last 8 years, Arsenal have started to fall and their title challenge is slowly but surely beginning to fade away. Arsenal lost 1-0 against Stoke away and have now slipped to third in the league.
It was a very passive, uninterested, pathetic performance from the men in red and white who were calling themselves a potential title contender until the end of February but after their performance last night they might as well laugh at themselves for thinking that way as it was an embarrassing performance against a side which broke one of our players leg about 4 years ago. But, that didn’t motivated the players, they looked scared and lethargic. Very disappointing to watch for the fans. Stoke were the better team on the day and won through a penalty in the final 20 minutes scored by Walters. Arsenal did had a golden chance to equalize in the dying minutes but their summer signing Yaya Sanogo missed a sitter.
After that setback, Arsenal now finds themselves at third in the Barclays Premier League. It was the worst possible start for the Gunners who have a big month of March ahead and looking at the schedule, this game against Stoke was their best chance of winning but they couldn’t get the job done.
Arsenal would be visiting their most hated club outside of the big clubs as they get ready to kick-off the month of March at the Britannia Stadium against Stoke City.
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The Gunners haven’t won away at Stoke since the 3-1 win back in 2010 where Aaron Ramsey suffered his leg break from Ryan Showcross. So, Arsenal knows that this game won’t be easy especially this season as Stoke have recorded a few very impressive victories against the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United. The month of March is jam packed with big fixtures for Arsenal so Wenger’s men must keep up the spirit within the squad and keep up the pressure on the current league leaders. This month, Arsenal have most of their games away from home, therefore, this looks like another crucial month for the Gunners. Still to date, both sets of fans are bitter from that Ramsey-Showcross incident and even though Aaron Ramsey won’t feature in this match due to injury, the Stoke fans will make it very hard for the visiting team to get something out of the Britannia.