As the brand new Premier League season started, Arsenal began their marketing campaign within the worst potential trend succumbing to a 2-Zero defeat in opposition to newly promoted Brentford on Friday evening.
Targets from winger Sergi Canos and midfielder Christian Norgaard earned the Bees a memorable evening after 74-years outdoors of the top-flight.
Whereas it will likely be a end result the house aspect will always remember, it will likely be one which their opponents, Arsenal will wish to rapidly transfer on from.
Their abject efficiency, bar a number of gamers, has sparked many feedback from followers and pundits.
One supporter referred to as talkSPORT with the next message: “He (Mikel Arteta) must pack his baggage and go.”
Former West Ham United striker Carlton Cole echoed the supporter’s phrases.
He mentioned: “That is atrocious, this isn’t the that Arsenal I grew up watching. I do know time strikes on however on the similar time, Arsenal, dropping their first recreation to Brentford.
“Brentford hafn’t been within the high flight for what number of years? 70-odd years? It appears to be like like from that exhibiting, it appears to be like like Arsenal are a workforce with no ardour, no drive, no path.
“I don’t wish to say that and I don’t wish to batter them and I don’t wish to batter managers, Arteta, he simply didn’t have any solutions.”
Former Spurs participant Jamie O’Hara would have undoubtedly loved that end result and he continued the backlash that Arsenal rightly deserve.
O’Hara mentioned: “How are you going to let a ball from a throw in bounce in your six yard field? That’s unacceptable, as a defender, as a keeper, communication, it needs to be higher.
“That is Arsenal we’re speaking about, Arsenal soccer membership who go on about their huge, big soccer membership on this planet who wanna get within the high 4, profitable titles over time, obtained beat by Brentford.
“They’re heading for the Championship in the event that they preserve taking part in like that. That was one of many worst performances I’ve seen.”
Regardless of the Gunners ending final season in glorious kind, profitable their final 5 matches, they regarded removed from the workforce that strung these outcomes collectively.
Arteta is now underneath loads of scrutiny with O’Hara saying former Bournemouth supervisor, Eddie Howe ought to exchange the Spaniard.
He mentioned: “They’ve an assistant supervisor in cost. Eddie Howe (when being requested by Cole on who may are available), it’s a younger squad, he’s sensible with younger gamers, why wouldn’t you get him in?
“Least it’s going to give them one thing recent, least it’ll have a supervisor who has completed it within the Premier League.”
If Arsenal suppose they may have a reprieve of their subsequent two matches, they will suppose once more.
They’ve the small matter going through the Champions League winners Chelsea subsequent weekend adopted by a visit to the Premier League champions Manchester City.
Tony Cascarino mentioned the Gunners are ‘extremely more likely to end the primary three video games with zero factors’.
For a membership that was as soon as invincible they now look defenceless and if Arteta doesn’t flip the membership’s fortunes round rapidly, he will certainly be heading for exit door in the end.
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