Arsenal lost 3-1 at home to Aston Villa, not only a shocking result in terms of morale for the club, but injuries are taking their toll and stretching the squad to the limit ahead of this week's trip to Turkey.
The match against Fenerbahce is crucial to Arsenal's season, but over in Turkey the media are smelling blood.
Here is a snapshot of what the press in Turkey have had to say in reaction to the Gunners' loss:
Fanatik: 'Arsenal broke: 3-1'. Today was clear the Gunners need transfers to catch their competitors. It is important to evaluate weaknesses. Arsenal have to battle the injuries to key players who are away. For Fenerbahce in Istanbul, the winners will have a great advantage.
Aksam: Fenerbahce's rival Arsenal was so bad! Three they conceded!
Sporx: Response to the growing Arsenal earthquake: During the match fans protested to manager Arsene Wenger, based on the only transfer completed so far as Yaya Sanogo.
Sabah: Arsenal in great crisis. Fenerbahce's Champions League rival suffer shock home defeat to Aston Villa before qualifiers begin.
Haber7.com: Fenerbahce - Arsenal in crisis before the match! Many fans left before the end of the game, while the rest stayed to boo Arsene Wenger.
Will they still be smiling after the midweek fixture?
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