It is a new season, however it’s extra of the identical for Arsenal.
£70m has been spent on new gamers, most of which went on centre-back Ben White, and each penny appeared wasted because the Gunners fell to an emphatic 2-0 defeat to newly promoted Brentford – a scoreline which may have simply been worse.
There isn’t any different option to put it, it was humiliating.
Arsenal followers on Twitter have been beside themselves, and understandably so. For months, their membership have urged them to be affected person and provides them time to return to greatness, however this felt like an enormous step within the improper route. With all due respect to Brentford, Arsenal simply acquired battered by Brentford.
Sergi Canos fired house a superb aim within the first half, earlier than Christian Norgaard headed house a second after the break following some slapstick defending from a throw-in. No person within the Arsenal group appeared to have any clue what was happening.
Any faint optimism with which supporters started the season disappeared in simply 90 minutes. Prime 4 could have been the aim, however with performances like this, they will be fortunate in the event that they scrape a top-half end.
And whereas all this was happening, Lucas Torreira was in Warner Park having the time of his life.
The distress from Arsenal followers was clear, however the remainder of the league? These supporters have been completely loving it.
Mikel Arteta could be smart to remain off Twitter for some time. His facet have been being completely ripped to shreds from each angle, and you’ll’t say they do not actually deserve it. You may’t discuss a giant sport after which get humbled by Brentford.
It was tough for everybody, however few confronted the identical stage of criticism as £50m man Ben White.
Touted because the saviour of Arsenal’s defence, White was battered from pillar to submit by Ivan Toney and Brian Mbeumo, wanting extra like Shkodran Mustafi with every passing minute.
However hey, possibly it’s going to all be alright. Arsenal may bounce again over their subsequent few video games.
Who’ve they acquired subsequent?
Oh, simply Chelsea and Manchester Metropolis.