Despite the loss of Robin van Persie, manager Arsene Wenger's move for Olivier Giroud, Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla helped Arsenal fans keep the faith at the start of the season. After results such as their 6-1 hammering of Southampton and a win against Liverpool, the Gunners manager even allowed himself to speak of Arsenal's title chances.
However, things look drastically different now. Some blame a lacklustre defensive showing for their loss against Manchester United but after that game and their previous fixture against Queen's Park Rangers, the entire team must hold their hands up to take responsibility for putting on one poor performance after another. The Gunners have become shadows of their former selves and almost seem too disillusioned to fight.
Naturally, Wenger has not escaped criticism, some sections of the Arsenal support placing the blame for the club's slide on him.
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