Despite a new manager at the club, Arsenal failed to break into the Top Four for the third consecutive season. Emery’s side had the perfect opportunity to make it to the Champions League when Chelsea and Tottenham were struggling for form, however, their own performances deteriorated and they finished outside once again.
Having said that there were many signs of improvements in the team to suggest a positive outcome in the upcoming season. Availing the world star betting bonus, you can put your money on Arsenal and you likely won’t be disappointed.
1- Chelsea 6 Arsenal 0 (2014)
Arsenal gave an absolute horror-show on the occasion of Arsene Wenger’s 1000th game in charge of the club. It was the first time that Chelsea had scored 6 times against the Gunners. From the start to the finish, there was a goal galore from Jose Mourinho’s team at Stamford Bridge.
Samuel Eto’o and Andre Schurrle set the tone of the game by striking two goals inside the first seven minutes. The Gunners contributed to its own downfall when Kieran Gibbs handled the ball in the penalty area. Eden Hazard stepped up confidently and converted the spot-kick to finish the match as a contest. Oscar scored twice while substitute Mo Salah also got on the scoresheet to give the scoreline an emphatic look.
It was a special occasion for Arsene Wenger which was ruined by Chelsea in the end.
2- United 8 Arsenal 2 (2011)
Arsenal was dealt a big blow in the summer transfer window of 2011-12. Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy left for Manchester City while Cesc Fabregas joined Barcelona. This could be one of the reasons Arsenal lost so badly against their rivals Manchester United.
It was the first time the Gunners had conceded 8 goals in a league game since 1896. The end scoreline was all the more remarkable for United who suffered a series of setbacks in the first-half. Evans conceded a penalty, Welbeck had to leave the pitch due to injury and Theo Walcott scored a goal for the Gunners. None of this mattered as Ferguson’s side struck five goals after the break to register an emphatic victory.
Wayne Rooney stole the headlines by scoring two spectacular goals and converting a penalty. Ashley Young struck 2 sensational long-range goals while Welbeck, Nani, and Park also got on the scoresheet. Robin van Persie missed a penalty but scored a goal to make the scoreline a little less daunting.
3- Liverpool 5 Arsenal 1 (2014)
Arsenal was on a good run and therefore were expected to do well at Anfield. However, the very first minute proved that the Gunners were in for a tough match. Skrtel grabbed the lead by turning home Gerrard’s free kick. The second time Gerrard took the set-piece, it was again Skrtel who converted it into a goal. Then, Raheem Sterling got in on the act to tap home Liverpool’s third after receiving a good ball from Suarez. Sturridge’s goal was the fourth for Liverpool in the space of just 20 minutes.
The game looked over for Arsenal even though a lot of time was left in the match. Raheem Sterling’s 52nd-minute goal only served to put a gloss on the scoreline. The Gunners did finally score a goal in the 69th minute and it was no consolation for the Arsenal fans.