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Speaking of Thomas Vermaelen, he was really the only good thing to take from Arsenal on Saturday.
Absolutely nothing else is going their way.
Two red cards given to two debutantes and another player suspended for bad behavior.
Captain and best player gone and fellow midfield maestro just behind him.
Injuries mounting, calls never going their way, own goals and a trip to Old Trafford next weekend.
Arsene Wenger and the Gunners just can't catch a break.
Arsenal were already in need of a new center-back before the season started, and now Wenger must bring in a new defender after Laurent Koscielny went off after 14 minutes against Liverpool.
But Arsenal need a lot more than another defender.
Andrei Arshavin was very poor, with bad touch after bad touch, much like he's been for the last year.
Robin van Persie wasn't threatening at all (as mentioned earlier), and the midfield lacked any sort of fluidity or creativity.
Rumor has it Samir Nasri's move to Manchester City is on the verge of breaking down, but considering how little effort the Frenchman put into the match Saturday, Wenger would be wise to get rid of him now while his price is still high and there's time to replace him.
The problem is that Wenger may have a hard time convincing anyone to come to Arsenal at the moment, because the Gunners are walking a thin line in Champions League qualification as well.
It has been a very sad few months for Arsenal, and things don't look like they'll be picking up any time soon.