Look away now Arsenal fans. Or don’t. If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry.
As if a freak injury to Bernd Leno wasn’t enough torment, said culprit of the injury Neil Maupay going on to score the winner to make it two defeats from two was enough punishment, surely.
Poor Hector Bellerin is still yet to plant any trees in his bid to improve the world, as Arsenal are adamant on causing deforestation by losing every game and derailing their vice-captain’s plan to plant 3,000 trees every time the Gunners win until the end of the season.
To make matters worse, news has emerged that David Luiz has been offered a one-year contract extension by the club. This comes after his disastrous performance against Manchester City in Arsenal’s first game since the restart, where he conceded a penalty and was sent off during his 25-minute substitute appearance as his side lost 3-0.
Despite the one, or perhaps several poor performances this season, he still has a place in the squad as an experienced trophy winner, no?
Apparently not. And Arsenal ‘s place in football will cease to exist too, apparently. Surely that’s just one opinion though, right?
It’s no secret that, sometimes, Arsenal are their own worst enemy.
Wishful thinking will get you nowhere, Dandalorian.
Being a Debbie Downer will also get you nowhere in life, however. At least the news will bring even more entertainment from everyone’s favourite football fan-cam YouTube channel.
While many Arsenal fans are supremely frustrated with the lacklustre performances on the pitch, some football fans have taken it to a whole new level.
Don’t hold yourself back next time, Ryan…
While Luiz looks set to stay, Arsenal’s youth star Gabriel Martinelli, one of very few positives for the Gunners this season, looks set to join goalkeeper Leno on the treatment table for a while.
The 19-year-old is the more favoured Brazilian at the club, but a knee injury suffered in training means he looks set to miss the rest of Arsenal’s already disastrous campaign.
The injury was suffered when someone collided with him in training; for the safety and sanity of David Luiz, we really hope he had nothing to do with it.
The Gunners currently sit tenth in the Premier League table. Yes, tenth.
Defeat at the weekend and a Crystal Palace win saw Roy Hodgson’s Eagles leapfrog them into ninth place, and Mikel Arteta will no doubt be shopping for a smart cardigan and a bald wig ahead of Thursday’s trip to Southampton. Because if learning valuable coaching lessons as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City hasn’t worked, then picking up on his style and pretending to be him on the touchline might.
Sounds ridiculous, but this is Arsenal we’re talking about.