Blackburn 3-4, Fulham 2 -1, Swansea 3-2, QPR 2-1, Wigan 2-1 and then today. The words of the manager are damning enough:
"....but maybe subconsciously [we thought] we would win it........We lost too many challenges and it is surprising because recently we were quite good, but today I feel that defensively the whole team was very poor."
It has happened too many times, we have been complacent and arrogant against too many sides this season, and it is costing us dear. The words of Norwich player Steven Morison are even more damning:
"I think Arsenal thought we were going to be a pushover today."
I do not expect to win every game against the weaker sides, but I cannot accept the levels of performance and complacency that we have seen against some of the lesser sides this season. If we had treated all our games equally and shown more respect, pressed harder and worked harder against these lesser sides, then I do not think we would have dropped so many points so lazily.
The manager knows which players are complacent and arrogant, and I suggest that he moves them all on in the summer, I only want players who are prepared to put in their all in every single game they pull on an Arsenal shirt. I can take losing if we give everything, however I cannot accept the complacent dross that we have seen at times this season. I haven't even started on the schoolboy defending.....