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Former Gunners: Arsenal is Out of the Title Race
BBC Sport, March 24th, 2014 3:59PM

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Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has been roundly criticized for the 6-0 hammering his team took in Saturday's derby defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Indeed, following the loss, which severely damaged Arsenal’s title hopes, Wenger told reporters that he should take all the blame for the "nightmare" defeat on the occasion of his historic 1,000th appearance as the club's manager. Though most of Chelsea's goals came down to individual errors from his players, Wenger insisted, "I take full responsibility for it," without saying much else.

Meanwhile, the BBC is reporting that many former Arsenal players now think the Gunners are completely out of the title race following yet another lopsided loss to a top four club in England.

According to former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson, the Gunners performance was “embarrassing.” He added: "It was obvious two years ago that Mikel Arteta was too slow. You cannot play him as a holding player and expect to beat the best teams. [Mathieu] Flamini was a better bet." When asked about the Gunners’ title hopes this season, Robson said: "They've no chance. They've shown again when pressure is put on them by big teams that they are not tactically or physically up for it."

Frank McLintock, a former FA Cup winner with Arsenal in 1971, told BBC Radio: "For the first goal two Arsenal players were stretched between three Chelsea players and I thought 'where are the full backs'? Bacary Sagna was particularly guilty - always bombing forward - he is very often 25 yards as if he's a right winger and I don't think you can play like that." Read the original story...


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