Posted on Wednesday, 29th December 2010 by Tony Merakli
After a superb performance and result against title rivals Chelsea on Monday night, Arsenal once again failed to beat a smaller team in the Premier League. Arsene Wenger felt the need to make EIGHT changes to the Gunners line-up tonight, which had a number of fans scratching their heads in bewilderment (including myself).
Arsenal fell behind after referee Lee Probert awarded Wigan a penalty which Ben Watson converted. Having conceded, Arsenal (as usual) awoke and struck back with two goals through Andrey Arshavin and Nicklas Bendtner before the end of the first half. The Gunners were not playing well by any means, but they had their noses in front. Their win percentage grew after Charles N’Zogbia was sent off following a head-butt on Jack Wilshere in the 77th minute. From that point, it seemed like Arsenal were on their way to bag all three points, unfortunately that wasn’t the case. Arsenal’s defensive frailties were once again visible after failing to clear a corner which resulted in Sebastien Squillaci heading the ball into his own net.
We came away with a 2-2 draw, but I for one knew that Arsenal were going to struggle due to Wenger’s team selection. The overall performance was no where near the one they displayed on Monday night and to the fans frustrations (including my own), Arsenal have once again failed to take advantage of Manchester United’s dropped points.
So I ask my fellow Arsenal fans: what are the five things we learnt about the Gunners tonight?
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