11 Apr Gunners recent form
Arsenal’s season has unravelled since the end of January with a dreadful run of form putting pay to trophy hopes on two fronts and opening up Arsene Wenger to further criticism from sections of the club’s fan-base.
The Frenchman remains under pressure having yet to announce whether he will sign a new deal at the Emirates Stadium or leave at the end of the season when his contract expires.
Following recent protests calling for him to go, Arsenal have struggled on the pitch and were humbled 3-0 by Crystal Palace on Monday night.
Take a look at the Gunners’ recent torrid run as they now sit sixth in the Premier League, 21 points adrift of leaders Chelsea.
January 31 – LOST 2-1 v Watford (H)
With some big games on the horizon, Arsenal were shocked as goals from Younes Kaboul and Troy Deeney set the Hornets on their way with Alex Iwobi’s reply not enough for the hosts.
February 4 – LOST 3-1 v Chelsea (A)
With Antonio Conte’s Blues on fire this was always going to be difficult for Wenger and his side and they were blown away as Marcos Alonso, Eden Hazard and former Arsenal favourite Cesc Fabregas scored – Olivier Giroud hit an injury-time consolation.
February 11 – WON 2-0 v Hull (H)
An unconvincing win over the relegation-threatened Tigers proved to be just a short period of respite, the three points were sewn up courtesy of an Alexis Sanchez brace.
February 15 – LOST 5-1 v Bayern Munich (A)
Hopes of ending a six-year run of being eliminated from the Champions League at the round-of-16 stage were all-but ended in Bavaria as Arjen Robben, Robert Lewandowski, Thiago (2) and Thomas Muller all scored. Sanchez grabbed Arsenal’s away goal.
February 20 – WON 2-0 v Sutton (A)
Another unspectacular win against non-league Sutton in the FA Cup, goals from Lucas Perez and Theo Walcott were enough for the Gunners to keep their hopes of winning silverware this season alive.
March 4 – LOST 3-1 v Liverpool (A)
A return to league action and a return to defeat as Jurgen Klopp’s side proved too good for Arsenal at Anfield. Danny Welbeck scored the consolation for the visitors but Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum wrapped up the win for the Reds.
March 7 – LOST 5-1 v Bayern Munich (H)
Despite performing better against their German counterparts in the return leg, Walcott’s goal was cancelled out by Lewandowski, Robben, Douglas Costa and an Arturo Vidal brace – Arsenal suffered a humiliating 10-2 aggregate loss, the biggest for an English side in the Champions League.
March 11 – WON 5-0 v Lincoln (H)
March 18 – LOST 3-1 v West Brom (A)
With pro-Wenger and anti-Wenger planes flown over the Hawthorns, the latter would have left feeling more vindicated as Craig Dawson scored twice and Hal Robson-Kanu added a third off the bench. Sanchez had earlier equalised for the visitors.
April 2 – DREW 2-2 v Man City (H)
Wenger’s side showed resolve to fight back twice and take a point against their top-four rivals, with Walcott and Shkodran Mustafi equalising strikes from Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero.
April 5 – WON 3-0 v West Ham (H)
With some fans staying away from the opening of this London derby to protest against Wenger, Arsenal eventually showed they had the class to beat a West Ham side bereft of confidence themselves – Mesut Ozil, Walcott and Giroud got the goals.
April 10 – LOST 3-0 v Crystal Palace (A)
Any positivity was short-lived as Sam Allardyce’s Eagles soared to a comfortable victory in south London. Former Tottenham man Andros Townsend opened the scoring before Yohan Cabaye struck and a Luka Milivojevic penalty rounded off yet another forgettable night for Arsenal.