Arsenal have a very tough month ahead of them. This is a feeling that has been repeated time and time again, with the Gunners having to face Liverpool twice, Manchester United and Bayern Munich all in February.
And things have not started particularly well, with Arsene Wenger's men 4-0 down at Anfield at half-time this afternoon.
It could have been even worse, with the hosts scoring all four goals in the first 20 minutes of the match - through Martin Skrtel (2), Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge - but Arsenal have a mountain to climb to take anything from this game, and may already have one eye on the games to come.
The Gunners began to play their way into the game as it wore on, with Liverpool failing to keep up the momentum of the early stages. But what did the fans make of the first-half performance?
We took to Twitter to gauge the reaction, and you can read a selection of the tweets below:
Please if your child doesn't know the numbers; please tune to Liverpool - Arsenal match now. 22.214.171.124... free learning. 19mins only.— Ogaga Sakpaide (@Ogagus) February 8, 2014
I don't think I'm watching the right game, someone tell me what channel is Liverpool Vs. Arsenal ?— TASHi (@T_Kabasu10) February 8, 2014
I've just woke up after a midday kip, checked the Liverpool v arsenal score. Am I still asleep?— Glyn Martin (@glynmartin1) February 8, 2014
I don't have the stats to back this up, but I think Arsenal may have completed more passes to Liverpool players than they have to their own.— Iain Macintosh (@iainmacintosh) February 8, 2014
Who said Liverpool werent still in the title race? Everton come to anfield, Hammered, Arsenal come to anfield, getting hammered— Dave (Dim) (@dimspace) February 8, 2014
What is scary about this game is that Suarez hasn't scored yet.........and he will score. Liverpool 4 - 0 Arsenal.........so far.— Chishala Chitoshi Jr (@geshgroove) February 8, 2014
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