Arsenal slumped to another opening defeat after being outclassed 4-3 by an inspired Liverpool side at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening.
The North London club started the game brightly and dominated for the most part of the first half after scoring mid-way through the first half before the Reds found the back of the net to equalize in the final minutes of the opening half.
The restart didn’t bring many smiles as Liverpool continued their relentless attack on Arsenal albeit some poor defending from the Gunners.
Within no time the Reds leapfrogged into a 3-goal lead around the hour mark and as if that wasn’t enough Ramsey was taken off after the Welshman went down to the ground in what seemed to be an injury.
Wenger did respond and brought on Cazorla and Chamberlain which gave Arsenal more impetus going forward and the Emirates club did manage to pull two goals back to make it 3-4 but weren’t able to find the 4th goal.
It isn’t the end of the world, as the Gunners did show some fight but at this level, you cannot be mediocre even for few minutes and the team should know that. I guess this defeat will force Wenger’s hand in bringing some defensive cover and a striker.
Arsenal fans reacted furiously to the defeat and here are some reactions from Twitter:
— Jérôme U. (@borussengooner) August 14, 2016
Fans take notice of the poor second half performance.
2nd half #Arsenal shambolic. Straight back to chaos of last season. No one knew what they were meant to be doing
— (((Steven Feldman))) (@StevenFeldman) August 14, 2016
Some fans seem to have found the cheerful side of the defeat.
— BABA SIMBA (@macharia_mbugua) August 14, 2016
— Frenchie (@shazzer42000) August 14, 2016
Same old movie for some.
I'm not surprised have seen this movie before #Arsenal
— Larbie (@larbiie) August 14, 2016
Twitter trending is not always positive.
#Arsenal trending on twitter, and not for the right reasons. Again.
— Davey McDaveface (@RealDaveRoberts) August 14, 2016
— Daniel Newman (@danielnewmanUV) August 14, 2016
Mertesacker as a striker. Strict NO
Searching for something?
— FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) August 14, 2016
— Robert Peston (@Peston) August 14, 2016
Summed up the game!
That game was a microcosm of an entire #Arsenal season…
– Good start
– Meltdown in the middle
– Rousing come back
– Still win nothing
— Scott Hatley (@scotthatley87) August 14, 2016
— 'Deolu (@cancade4u) August 14, 2016
Same old Arsenal