Okay whoever has the Arsenal voodoo dolls it's about time you put them down, it was a little funny at first but now it's just becoming worrying. It's not even a full week into the season and yet it already seems Arsenal are in a crisis, they're an 8-2 tonking against a rival away from utter meltdown!
Obviously it's not too bad just yet, we've only had one game of the season and the Gunners lost by only one goal against top four rivals Liverpool but they did concede 4 goals in that loss, they are still lacking a world class striker and their injury problems are already stacking up.
Already without Per Mertesacker and Gabriel in defence due to injury, Arsene Wenger lost Aaron Ramsey for at least a month during the game against Jurgen Klopp's side on Sunday and now they've lost Alex Iwobi, who provided the assist for Arsenal's first goal, for a similar amount of time.
The 20 year old started the game against Liverpool, with Mesut Ozil not yet back after the Euros, and set up Theo Walcott for the game's opening goal before being replaced shortly before the hour mark, to piss off any fantasy football managers with him in their team, because of the hip injury that will see him ruled out for about four weeks.
Iwobi was one of the few Arsenal players to come out of the latter half of last season with credit as Wenger's side went from genuine title challengers to looking like they'd get their usual fourth spot to somehow finishing second.
One positive for Wenger is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The Englishman didn't have a good season last year but came on for Iwobi and scored just five minutes into his appearance off the bench.
The season is shaping up to be very much like every other for Arsenal.
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