Arsenal continued their horror run in the Premier League as they were defeated by West Bromwich Albion by a surprise 3-1 scoreline this afternoon.
The loss is the Gunners fourth in five league games which sees them still five points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool, who take on Manchester City tomorrow.
The Gunners had a tough game to contend against the Baggies as Craig Dawson found the scoresheet from a corner. Alexis Sanchez did manage to put things level in the first half but goals from Robson-Kanu and Dawson again from a set-piece assured all three points for Tony Pulis’ side.
While Arsene Wenger has been the subject of criticism and will be after the gruelling loss in West Midlands, one particular player in Aaron Ramsey was taken to the cleaners by the Gunners’ faithful. Ramsey had been quietly impressive in his previous games at the heart of the midfield, but he failed to track the runs of Dawson during the course of the clash.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions following the game:
The only good part? Ramsey made his 200th Premier League appearance
@ArsenalFanTV this is what you get when Ramsey starts, teachers pet
— aidan archer (@milklizardmayo) March 18, 2017
Aaron Ramsey as an Arsenal player has to be finished in the summer. That guy is stealing a living with our club #AFC
— Arsenalism (@TheBimal) March 18, 2017
What is Aaron Ramsey doing? Made the same mistake twice. Useless and lazy.
— TikiTakaConnor (@TikiTakaConnor) March 18, 2017
Ramsey, Ox, Coquelin are at best average players. Should be ruthlessly cut from the squad! #arsenal
— Arush (@arushb) March 18, 2017
Arsenal players are to blame for this result. For both of Dawson's goals, the players were asleep, especially 'so called leader' Ramsey.
— Nas (@NumberNineNas) March 18, 2017
And a final one from Piers Morgan
Ramsey sums up this team – spineless, heartless, mediocre.
I'd sell him so fast he wouldn't even have time to snub my handshake again. #afc
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 18, 2017
The Gunners are currently fifth in the league standings with 50 points, and the way things are flowing – both Manchester United and Everton could catch up with the north London club with the former likely to move two points clear, should they achieve a victory at Middlesbrough on Sunday.
With the international break coming up next, Wenger will have some time to rearrange his thoughts, but who knows until when with the increasingly negative atmosphere surrounding the club over his possible extension beyond the summer.