Arsene Wenger claimed that you can’t fault the Arsenal spirit following our frankly embarrassing 3-2 loss to one of the worst Manchester United teams in years.

This was it. This was supposed to be our big victory after almost a decade of no wins at Old Trafford in the Premier League. It was laid out on a plate for us. Several injuries to United’s key players meant they were essentially putting out their B team and with the experience in our squad, we were clear favourites for a reason.

Arsenal, however, had other plans and put on a performance devoid of passion or creativity. We saw quite a bit of the ball but did nothing with it. Sound familiar?

After the match, Wenger only made the matter worse by saying:

“We played with a lot of intensity, I cannot fault our commitment and spirit and desire.”

(via @PhilippeAuclair)

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Arsenal’s French manager Arsene Wenger leads off his team at the end of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester in north west England on February 28, 2016. (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)


Although I’m usually pro-Wenger, he has to call a spade a spade and admit that something just isn’t working in the squad right now and it hasn’t for a long time. Let’s forget the title for a minute and acknowledge that something’s got to give because at the moment we’re playing terribly.