Arsenal fail first test of the post Aubameyang frenzy
The arrival of Aubameyang at Arsenal on transfer deadline day from Borussia Dortmund raised many dead hopes about a pathetic 2017/2018 season for the Gunners.
A towering header from red Hot Harry Kane helped Tottenham get past Arsenal on satuday Afternoon in the Premier League in a one sided affair.
A 1-0 victory to Spurs means that Arsenal are now 6 points behind Chelsea who are 4th in the Premier League table which is a big blow to Arsenal’s champions league hopes.
The derby was largely a one sided affair as Arsenal failed to turn up.
Despite starting great passers of the ball like Henrikh Mhkitaryan, Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka and Jack Wilshere, Arsenal failed to string 15 passes together in both the first half and the second half as Dembele bullied Arsenal.
Arsenal were a shadow of the side that spanked Everton 5-1 in the Premier League just last week.
It’s signs of a team not ready to lift themselves.
When Arsenal got a 4-1 win over Crystal palace in the Premier League, this writer wrote that that win was only a mirage.
The win against Crystal Palace was a performance from the Arsenal players trying to tell Alexis Sanchez Who was on the verge of completing a move to Manchester United at the time that We don’t need you.
A week later, Away to bottom of the league Swansea, Arsenal put in a shambolic display losing 3-1 a performance many described as the worst they have seen Arsenal play in years.
Something similar has happened again.
The signing of Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund on transfer deadline day brought a frenzy to Arsenal and lifted their spirits after that disappointing outing against Swansea.
2015 African footballer of the year Aubameyang would make his debut for Arsenal against Everton few days later and Arsenal came to life in that encounter Winning 5-1 with Aubameyang the man responsible for the frenzy getting on target.
10th February 2018 however, after the Aubameyang debut frenzy has gone down we get to see the same old Arsenal with shambolic defending.
Aaron Ramsey( out with slight groin injury) and Alex Iwobi Iwobi did not start the game against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier as compared to the last game against Everton.
Arsenal’s defending this season is just like a time bomb that can go off any time and it did go off against Eternal rivals today.
Arsenal have now failed to keep a clean sheet in the last 9 matches in the Premier League.
The above goes to show that Arsenal have problems defending both at home and away and its only few matches before the big boys arrive at the Emirates stadium to deflate Arsenal’s ego as the popular believe right now is that Emirates stadium is a fotress for Arsenal.
Arsenal have failed the first test of the post Aubameyang record signing frenzy signing.
It’s a redeemable situation however, and another big test awaits Arsenal 15 days from now at Wembley again against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final.