The 2016/17 Premier League season has finished and although there were some promising moments, it wouldn’t be right to ignore the worst ones that hurt Arsenal and their supporters alike.
Here’s a list of five of the worst Premier League moments the Gunners have endured last season.
1Opening day disaster
August’s 4-3 defeat to Liverpool at the Emirates highlighted our frailties, and while far from a fully-strength side, that shouldn’t be an excuse to concede four in the first fixture of a new season – especially considering Arsenal took the lead.
Arsenal started brightly and Aaron Ramsey had plenty of chances to break the deadlock before Theo Walcott slammed home on the half-hour mark. Philippe Coutinho’s excellent free-kick from range beat Petr Cech and Liverpool used that goal as momentum in the early stages of the second-half.
Sitting far too deep and ball-watching with no press, Liverpool were enjoying themselves as goals from Adam Lallana and Coutinho saw them take the lead.
Sadio Mané’s solo run saw him burst past the Gunners backline as if no-one was there to make it 4-1 and a chorus of boos could be heard around the ground as the Senegalese forward raced away to celebrate with Klopp and his team-mates.
It was embarrassing as the home team, allowing Liverpool to control the tempo.
Naturally, only at 4-1 down did Arsenal get themselves back into proceedings – but it was too late to salvage a result.