Date: 29th February 2016 at 6:58pm
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I wrote the other day about the possibility of Arsenal imploding and ruining a whole season`s work in just a few games. It`s happened before many times, I speculated as to whether it could happen again.

I hoped it wasn`t the case, but after the last 7 days it seemingly could well be.

Zero wins in the last three games in three different competitions, two losses, five conceded and only two scored makes for decidedly uncomfortable reading.

The loss to Barcelona is to be understood, most expected worse, but on the night we did ok and should have scored at least one goal, we didn`t. The draw with Hull was poor and means we have a replay which we could have really done without.

The loss to Man Utd yesterday is really tough to stomach. This is without a shadow of a doubt the worst Man Utd team in many many years. Bland football, mediocre players they were there for the players.

I literally didn`t know who a third of the squad were. Aside from Januzaj I had no clue who any of their players on the substitute bench were. Than managers brand of football is so bad even the fans want him gone.

Yet we still lost.

We had the lion`s share of possession at Old Trafford which was absolutely unheard of a few years ago. We had more shots.

Yet we still lost.

The performance was one that lacked guts and belief. The defending for two of the goals was amateurish whilst our attack was toothless. Mesut Ozil looked embarrassed to be on the pitch with those guys.

Theo Walcott, whilst never a super star offered nothing. He hasn`t for a long while now, and I don`t see it changing. We effectively played with 10 men. Alexis Sanchez is so out of form it`s not funny, but unlike Walcott at least he doesn`t hide.

Ramsey too, he keeps on going but his passing is abysmal at the moment. Everything has just gone to cock.

There`s little doubt that this season has served Arsene Wenger up with his best chance ever to win the league and we`re bottling it. But not only are we bottling it, we`re gifting it to Leicester or Spurs.

I didn`t do a write up yesterday because I was like a bear with a sore head. I have mellowed dramatically as I`ve aged, but yesterday had me as annoyed as I`ve been in a long time.

Assuming we can get three points against Swansea in midweek it`s sets up one of the most important North London derbies in living memory. I hate playing at the Lane at the best of times, but the importance of that game (assuming we haven`t arsed it up already) is astronomical.

Anything other than a win will be a disaster. We will struggle to win the league from here anyway, but dropping points against Spurs will all but guarantee yet another failure to win the league.

Still, there`s always the FA Cup, eh?

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