Arsene Wenger ‘went absolutely mental’ says Jeremie Aliadiere, when Arsenal got smashed 6-1 by Manchester United which isn’t entirely surprising given we all did the exact same.

Lorient French forward Jeremie Aliadiere (R) celebrates with his teammate Lorient's forward Vincent Aboubakar after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Lorient and Evian at Moustoir stadium in Lorient, western France, on April 05, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD        (Photo credit should read JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)
Lorient French forward Jeremie Aliadiere (R) celebrates with his teammate Lorient’s forward Vincent Aboubakar after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Lorient and Evian at Moustoir stadium in Lorient, western France, on April 05, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD 

“Arsene went absolutely mental,” the 37-year-old told Goal. “We got smashed in that first-half when Igor Stepanovs was playing at the back.

“It was a joke. Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke were absolutely killing us. I wasn’t even in the squad, I was just there as 19th man or something. And when I saw him losing it like that I was like: ‘Wow!’. I’d never seen him going that crazy before.

“He was throwing bottles across the room, they were going everywhere. He was shouting and swearing – and Wenger never usually swore. He was just going absolutely mental.

“He wasn’t doing it at anyone in particular because he didn’t want to start point fingers, but he was just going crazy for about five minutes before he started to calm down a bit.”

Aliadiere was one of four Arsenal players named in a top 100 worst Premier League strikers list compiled back in 2017.

Surprisingly, there were no Arsenal men in the bottom 50 players, but once we broke into the top 50 things started to get going:

49. Park Chu-Young

South Korea’s forward Park Chu-Young speaks during a press conference in Foz do Iguacu, Parana, on June 11, 2014, ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Beginning with the Mail‘s article on numbers 60-41, we have Park Chu-Young. It’s actually probably a bit harsh to include Park on this list, since he was never really a Premier League player to begin with. The South Korean only played 7 minutes of league football, and bizarrely, they were against Manchester United, in a 2-1 loss.

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He fared slightly better in the other competitions with the Gunners, scoring one in six league matches, but overall it was a transfer to forget for Arsène Wenger.

42. Marouane Chamakh

Udinese's Morrocan player Mehdi Benatia (L) vies with Arsenal's Moroccan player Marouane Chamakh during their UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Off round football match in London on August 16, 2011. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON
Udinese’s Morrocan player Mehdi Benatia (L) vies with Arsenal’s Moroccan player Marouane Chamakh during their UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Off round football match in London on August 16, 2011. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON

In contrast to Park Chu-Young, Chamakh had plenty of league chances to prove himself, he just never really managed to do so. In 40 Premier League appearances for the Gunners he managed eight goals, and in 63 league games for West Ham and Crystal Palace he scored seven.

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15 league goals in over 100 league games is nothing to write home about, and coming off the back of two double-figure goal scoring seasons with Bordeaux, Arsène would’ve hoped for at least one in Arsenal colours.

34. Jeremie Aliadiere

Cardiff, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal's French defender Jeremie Aliadiere pulls away from Chelsea's English defender John Terry during the English League Cup Final football match at The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, 25 February 2007. (PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Cardiff, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal’s French forward Jeremie Aliadiere pulls away from Chelsea’s English defender John Terry during the English League Cup Final football match at The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, 25 February 2007. (PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

For Arsenal, Aliadiere never got going in the league, so it’s no surprise to see him included. He scored once early on in his career in a 5-2 win over West Brom in 2002. Other than that, he played 28 more games in six years and didn’t score in any of them. After a couple of loan spells, Jeremie eventually left for Middlesbrough.

He did slightly better there, scoring against Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City in his first year, but even then he only managed five goals in a 29 game season.

18. Yaya Sanogo

Yaya Sanogo
Yaya Sanogo

The top spot for Arsenal entrants on the list is reserved for none other than poor Yaya Sanogo. Sanogo was cursed with injury problems during his spell in North London, and only managed 11 league appearances, never once scoring (although he did have at least two goals chalked off incorrectly).

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He also played 10 league games on loan to Crystal Palace without hitting the back of the net, and eventually left for France.

Here at Daily Cannon, we maintain that we never would’ve won the 2013/14 FA Cup without Yaya’s contributions, so we refuse to speak ill of him, but, unfortunately his record speaks for itself.