Arsenal took on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in what was supposed to be a must-win game for the Gunners to keep their title hopes alive.
The game ended 3-1 in favor of The Blues and lifted them 12 points clear atop the Premier League table standings.
Realistically speaking, there wasn’t much expectation much from the team as the psychological trauma of losing to Watford midweek was still lingering around.
Furthermore, the reality of not having Granit Xhaka, who could have marshaled our midfield and aided to exploit the pockets of space behind Chelsea’s wingbacks kept haunting the feeling of hopes of an Arsenal win.
Petr Cech didn’t do himself any favors with this game or with the fans as he carelessly gifted former Arsenal Captain Cesc Fabregas with Chelsea’s 3rd goal after miskicking the ball to him.
There had been calls from a section of the fans for Ospina to take the starting berth from him and this display, let’s just say armed their opinion.
The game left a few things to be pleased about, such as Welbeck’s display when he came on, Giroud’s goal, the final scoreline and one more game of Granit Xhaka’s ban.
It was a poor performance where the in-form team came in with more desire to win and we just appeared to make up the number of games played this season.
At this point as well, we can reasonably assume our title challenge is effectively over and begin to invest more time and resources in other directions such as The FA cup and Champions League.
Interestingly, though, Liverpool seem intent on not letting us walk alone as they went down to Hull City 2-0 later in the day.
To underestimate Hull will be folly. Hopefully, we can begin to pick ourselves up before our February aligns with history.
Here are some of the reactions from Arsenal Fans on Twitter:
Clueless Manager ✔
Shambolic Defense ✔
Inconsistent Attack ✔
13 Years Without Winning League ✔
Failed Tactics ✔
— WengerOutGooner (@nadeem_gunner) February 4, 2017
£280 million squad.
Old mans done!
Time to call a cab & send him to France.#WengerOut
— Römeo (@Arsenal490304) February 4, 2017
We don't win titles, and we don't play attractive football any more as well. Everything gone backward. #wengerout.
— The Bottom Corner (@TheBottomCorner) February 4, 2017
I'm done with Wenger I have had a #Wengerout campaign for years now others keep flipping sides to suit agendas it's over the man is finished
— Financial Champions (@capitalgooner) February 4, 2017
Arsenal FC not Arsene FC #WengerOut
— Arsenal Blogger (@Arsenal_Blogger) February 4, 2017
#WengerOut I don't care if Özil/Sanchez leave when Arsene leaves. This club needs a change. PL won't be won with Wenger, stop hallucinating.
— ajla cufurovic (@cufurovicaj) February 4, 2017
You can't keep a manager with a mediocre mind and expect to even come close to being among the big guns, to win titles.#wengerout
— Kenneth Kay Kigozi (@KayKigozi) February 4, 2017
— MooModifications (@Rooft0p) February 4, 2017
You know it's really bad when you're not even that angry anymore. It's more a feeling of resignation, sadness and helplessness. #WengerOUT
— London Gooner (@LondonGoona) February 4, 2017
What do you think guys? Should Wenger call it a day at Arsenal?