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Former Arsenal star Martin Keown has given his own take on Arsenal’s poor performance on Sunday against Liverpool.
He described it as the worst performance he has even seen as the Gunners slumped to a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.
On Sunday’s defeat was the second loss for Arsene Wenger’s men already this season.
The Gunners lined up in a 3-4-2-1 formation with a back three of Rob Holding, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal.
“I’m struggling to remember a worse Arsenal performance than this. It was humiliating,” Keown told the Daily Mail.
“There are players who look as if they don’t want to be there — and a manager who looks like he has lost his way.
“It does not seem like Arsene Wenger is making rational decisions. Why did he leave Alexandre Lacazette — his club-record, £53million signing — on the bench for such an important match?
“Surely it made sense to play him at a ground where Arsenal have not won for five years.
“Why was Hector Bellerin deployed at left wing-back when Sead Kolasinac, a naturally left-sided player, was available? Kolasinac has been a rare shining light in Arsenal’s poor start.”
Keown also feels Wenger made the wrong decision to sell Gabriel to Valencia.
“And why sell Gabriel who, in my view, was Arsenal’s best pound-for-pound defender after Laurent Koscielny?” Known added.
“It meant the inexperienced Rob Holding — who only came into the side in April — was thrown to the wolves.
“Liverpool had too much pace and know-how in Sadio Mane and Mo Salah.”
Arsenal will hope to get back to winning ways after the international break with the visit of Bournemouth.