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.
After 2 back to back narrow wins in the league, Arsenal will now travel to the daunting Britannia Stadium to face Stoke City. The Gunners have always struggled at the Britannia Stadium but they are now in a situation to win at all cost to stay in touch with the top 4 teams.
TEAM NEWS: Gibbs could be back while Theo Walcott is still out.
Alexis Sanchez’s late winner against Southampton helped the Gunners to keep in close touch with the top 4 sides and the Gunners would need to keep that winning spirit alive if they are to beat a strong Stoke side. After the loss to Manchester United, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is now under the spotlight and he will be criticized for every single mistake he makes so it’s necessary that the players respond and prove to people that all is not wrong at Arsenal Football Club.
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.
Team news: Mesut Ozil and Thomas Vermaelen are back while Kieren Gibbs and Nacho Monreal are doubts.
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.
Hello folks, How are you all doing? Hope you’re all having very good days lately as our team is doing tremendously great at the moment on the pitch with good news coming from our boss that Mikel Arteta could also make a comeback in our next Premier League game which is against the hideous orcs i.e Stoke City.
I know that after Tony Pulis’s sacking, Stoke has somewhat became a footballing team under Mark Hughes and are in a very good form at the moment. They started their league campaign very well and have also been able to get a point off their match against Manchester City last weekend which signals the fact that this match won’t be easy at all. Having that said, it must be mentioned that our guys aren’t doing bad either. In fact, they are doing pretty great and also went to the top of the table last weekend after defeating Sunderland 3-1.
Now, it’s time for the players to continue that good run without anymore injuries because we already have 6-7 full internationals out injured at the moment and that is the only thing which might prove to be deadly as the season progresses but at the moment things are looking bright and the players are playing with such unity and determination which haven’t been seen in any other Premier League club right now.
Team news: Arteta could be back to the squad to play his first game of the season after being out for a month and a half with a serious injury and our record signing Mesut Ozil is all ready for his home debut for the Arsenal.
Before the match, the team took some time out after training to do the 2013-1014 Arsenal first team photo-call and it looks great in my opinion. Checkout the group photo down below –