Arsene Wenger: Europa League is priority now
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 07, 2018,
Mar 07, 2018, 12:07
"Passive" was the word Arsene Wenger used.
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has not started a Premier League game since 26 December but Old Trafford boss Jose Mourinho says if England manager Gareth Southgate "trusts him, he selects him". This has been one of the main reasons of his recent shortcomings at Arsenal.
13 - points behind rivals Tottenham in the race for fourth place and Champions League qualification. "I believe I can do it". They have fared well together and against the north London based outfit, they need to choke the creative prowess of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ozil and ensure that they shield their backline in a meticulous fashion. "Just like this, we could be back at the top".
The statistics of Arsenal's unprecedented slump are shocking.
The rebuild facing Wenger's successor is vast - they are now closer to Burnley in seventh than they are even to Chelsea in fifth - but whoever is given the task of arresting the slide knows that regaining their top-four status will be the primary objective from day one.
Arsenal Fan TV was more aggressive than ever before as the Wenger Out brigade became something of a baying mob demanding change. So will Arsenal sack Wenger? Former Gunner Ray Parlour simply said: "My God this is hard to watch".
That stark contrast in form showed early on as Brighton took the lead from a run of the mill corner, Petr Cech far too easily beaten in the air by Shane Duffy, who headed back across goal for Dunk (below) to slam in the opener. It is our first win against one of the top six. The visitors also rattled a Brighton post before the break, but they created few clear-cut chances in the second period despite dominating possession. "I know it's not going to be easy, but we're trying, and doing our best".
"Our intent at the beginning of the game was very good". You could see during the Brighton game, we are not confident in our quality individually and collectively.
"I can imagine when you get in the dressing room after the game, you've just lost the last two games".
While fan discontent will seem like nothing new when it comes to Arsenal, a major development is the fact that the results of the survey will be brought forward to the Gunners board.