Arsene Wenger and his coaching team cancelled a day off to examine what went wrong against Liverpool, according to reports.
The manager and his coaching team were due to have a day’s rest on Monday. However, according to the Daily Star, they cancelled the day off following the 4-0 defeat to Liverpool in order to reflect on what went wrong. It’s likely the answer they arrived at was “everything”.
There was a number of problems against Liverpool both tactically and mentally. Arsenal simply weren’t ready for the game and got their approach horribly wrong. Annoyingly, many of the issues were prevalent against Leicester and Stoke and should have been sorted before the game.
For example, the lack of discipline in midfield was responsible for Stoke’s goal and ended up being a huge problem against Liverpool. Similarly, the makeshift backline and shoehorning of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain into the team was an obvious problem, I feel.
The solutions are there for Arsenal, but it depends on Wenger’s ability to spot them and then implement them. Otherwise, this is going to be a very long season. The Gunners are currently 16th in the Premier League table with three points from as many games this season, having lost back-to-back games without scoring.