You are witnessing the possible and highly delayed end of Arsene Wenger’s career at Arsenal. Or one can only hope! A listless, hopeless and uninspired Gunners side went to Goodison Park and were outplayed, outpaced and outwitted by a fast paced & attacking Everton side, who ran out with a deserved 3-0 win. Arsenal were lucky to have not conceded more and unlucky to not score one goal back. Everton took a step closer to fulfilling Roberto Martinez’s pre-season promise of Champions League football as they swept past Arsenal to move a point behind the fourth-placed Gunners.
Steven Naismith opening the scoring by tucking in a 14th-minute opener after Romelu Lukaku’s shot was saved. Belgium striker Lukaku then fired in his 14th goal of an impressive season after another fine sweeping move. Kevin Mirallas forced Mikel Arteta into an own goal after the hour mark to complete the scoring. With Everton having played one game fewer than Arsene Wenger’s side, a place in Europe’s elite competition for the first time since 2005 is now in their own hands. Substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hit the bar late on for the Gunners in one of the few highlights for the London side, the other big one being that Aaron Ramsey made his long awaited return post an injury layoff as a substitute.
Arsenal have an easier looking remaining matches scheduled but with only 1 win in their last 6, other teams will relish a chance to beat the Gunners. More importantly, having led the league for many weeks this season and now struggling to stay 4th, is this what is needed for the board at Arsenal to finally make that call and say goodbye to Wenger? I really want him to be sacked or asked to leave. Say goodbye to the man who has reduced Arsenal to a laughing stock in 2014 with pathetic displays as the right players were not bought or traded for. Goodbye Wenger!