From the Guardian match report:
“Arsenal do not start playing until they are behind. Theirs has been a wacky, impossible-to-fathom brand of football in recent weeks and a sprint through the emotions seemingly comes as standard.”
David Hytner is being kind. The team bereft of confidence and is completely reactive – muddled by insecurities to the extent that only extreme pressure and fear can shake them out of their misery. Till then, while they still care, they’re too distracted to do their jobs.
See Suarez’s goal below (again). Horrible defending. What are you doing in Europe?