Despite Arsene Wenger’s pragmatic press conference, Emirates continued to be a toxic place for Arsenal players as they held on to get a crucial 1-0 win over Norwich.
Danny Welbeck’s strike on 58th minute was enough for the Gunners to stretch their lead over Manchester United to 8 points in the race of top-4 finish this season.
Speaking of the performance for Arsenal players, it was far from ideal as Norwich really tested their resolves in the latter stages of the match with Gunners defense looking uneasy against the long diagonal balls from The Canaries.
In the end, Arsenal got the result they were craving for and will hope for United to drop points tonight when they take on Leicester. On the wake of full time result at Emirates, we take a look at key talking points and things learned from Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Norwich.
Fans have turned on Arsene Wenger
It is now a clear case of “Fans vs Manager” at Arsenal where supporters are no longer in awe of the work Arsene Wenger has done at the club.
Frenchman did no favors on himself when he came out ridiculing the Arsenal fans in his pre-match conference.
Despite his strong admission, fans continued to walk out and made it difficult for the Arsenal players. In coming weeks, we would know if Wenger manages to get over the latest revolt from Arsenal fans or is it time when he finally walks away for good?
Norwich are in deep trouble
Not long ago, Norwich looked a safe bet to stay in Premier League after their back-to-back wins over Swansea and Newcastle. However, they have lost 3 matches in a row and are now favorites to go down.
It was a good day for Newcastle who saw Sunderland get a draw while Norwich lost against Arsenal. The Canaries are now in the bottom three and are staring at Premier League relegation this season.
Arsenal players lacking sharpness
Is it tiredness or lack of interest, I cannot figure but something is clearly stopping Arsenal players from playing at their 100%. They look short of ideas going forward and often end up playing one pass too many in the final third.
Their early season form has passed them by and they now rely on some individual brilliance here and there to get key points in their hopes of finishing in the top-4 this season.
Atmosphere needs to change at Emirates
Arsene Wenger sensationally claimed that had Emirates been at their best Arsenal would have ended up as Premier League Champions this season.
I do not see any truth in that as Arsenal fans have turned on their team in only recent weeks when they saw their team scrapping for a top-4 finish YET AGAIN.
However, since deciding to boycott games, Arsenal fans have created a hostile atmosphere for their own players to play in. Something has to change for Arsenal or else this situation could go out of their hands sooner than they realize.
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