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Gloom Descends At The Emirates As Liverpool Destroy Arsenal At Anfield

during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on August 27, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Arsenal’s season hit a bump with defeat to Stoke last week – but it’s already close to careering into a ravine after their utter annihilation at Anfield on Sunday.

The Gunners were, and there’s really no other way to describe this, wretched. Liverpool tore them apart at will and that the score was limited to 4-0 can surely only be put down to Jurgen Klopp’s side feeling sorry for the hapless visitors on a subconscious level.

The Liverpool front three were positively electric throughout, powering through the Arsenal defence at will with a blend of pace and unpredictability. Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Daniel Sturridge all found the net in a result that emphatically laid bare the difference in class between these two sides.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27:  Mesut Ozil of Arsenal are Granit Xhaka of Arsenal are dejected after Liverpool's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on August 27, 2017 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

As good as Jurgen Klopp’s side were, however, Arsene Wenger’s were equally as bad. The manager must shoulder a portion of that blame as he saw fit to leave new signings Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac (as well as Shkodran Mustafi) on the bench, preferring instead to use Rob Holding, Laurent Koscielny and Nach Monreal in a three-man defence that played right into Liverpool’s hands.

Arsenal got the result their shoddy performance deserved – and if the knives weren’t out for Wenger before this afternoon, they certainly are now.

The neutrals were in full agreement that this Arsenal team is in trouble already:

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27:  (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Sadio Mane of Liverpool celebrates the second  during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on August 27, 2017 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

As for the Arsenal fans themselves, well…

With just days of the transfer window remaining, Wenger doesn’t have a lot of time to fix this obvious mess at the Emirates. And even if they do sign players before Thursday, will that change anything?

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On this week’s episode of the Mixer Irish football podcast, we catch up with Sligo Rovers striker Vinny Faherty after that brilliant win at Cork City last weekend, as well as looking back at last weekend’s Premier Divison matches and ahead to this weekend’s FAI Cup action.

https://soundcloud.com/punditarenairishfootball/vinny-faherty-reflects-on-sligo-rovers-win-over-cork-city-and-much-more

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