In fact, I’m not sure many people saw this one coming. Arsenal were truly overwhelmed by their spirited opponents and found themselves three goals and a man down within 17 minutes.
Now, far be it from me to criticise Wenger—I think that without his guidance the club would be in far worse health than it finds itself at present. But against Chelsea on Saturday there were a number of decisions that, had they been made, could have made for a more favourable result.
Granted I have the benefit of hindsight, and as a result this is not a criticism of the Frenchman—rather an indication of what went wrong.
This article rounds up four key decisions that Arsene Wenger got wrong this weekend, starting with the system itself.