Arsenal managed to get a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace and as that’s better than the 3-2 defeat last season, Unai Emery is no doubt delighted.
There was a time when a 2-2 draw at home to Crystal Palace, in which we threw away a two-goal lead, watched our captain booed off before telling the crowd, in return, to ‘f**k off,’ that would have really got me angry.
Add in Martin Atkinson continue his quest to be the worst referee in the Premier League this season (and, with 40% accuracy, succeeding) plus VAR overruling a perfectly good goal because Calum Chambers was being fouled by two Crystal Palace players and I’d probably have been apoplectic.
But that’s not where I am any more.
I find it all hilarious.
It is a total and utter shit show. But at least it’s not boring us to death. It’s the little things, eh?
Unai Emery surprised everybody by sending Arsenal out to play like they were in the League Cup. Two goals up and we were all saying how great this was when, in reality it was just less sh*t than we’d seen in previous matches.
Idiocy in the defence, hanging a leg out in front of one of the leagues most vertically-challenged players, is now standard fare for the Arsenal backline. Only the VAR discussion that followed stopped Chambers being lambasted for Xhaka-esque levels of stupidity.
Xhaka whom, it must be said, wasn’t having one of his worst games. I’ll go into all that more at length in a more considered manner than is suitable for a hot take but the fact is he must now be stripped of the captaincy. William Gallas lost if for much, much less.
What must Mesut Ozil be thinking right now?
I wrote both the headline for this post and the next paragraph two hours before kick-off. I wondered if I would have to delete it as we went two-nil up and seemed to have a clue.
Not only do you do all this, Unai, you also took the only fun we were having this season – watching the kids in the Europa League and League Cup and waived your wand of sh*t on them in training, turning them into the steaming stream of diarrhoea that is the Arsenal in the league. Actually, that’s not fair, you get more movement if you have you the runs than we get with Arsenal under Emery.
There is, it seems, no joy to be had under him. He’s going to make sure of that.