The picture that sums up Wenger's miserable first-half against Chelsea

Arsene Wenger Big Coat

Arsenal had a terrible first-half against Chelsea - and this image sums it up...

The saying goes, a picture says a thousand words, and the picture above from Stamford Bridge this afternoon certainly does.

Arsene Wenger is watching dejectedly as his side are on the verge of going 3-0 down to Chelsea in his 1,000th game in charge of the club.

Samuel Eto’o and Andre Schurrle had put them in the lead - before a penalty was awarded to Chelsea after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had stopped the ball on the line with his hand.

Andre Marriner got it all wrong, sending off Kieran Gibbs instead of The Ox for the incident - but the facts were still the same.

Arsenal were about to face a penalty, down to ten men and already 2-0 down against their London rivals in a crunch championship tie.

It was a shocking first half that only got worse - with Eden Hazard converting the penalty and Oscar firing home on the stroke of half time.

But this picture of a helpless Wenger, hands in pocket, glum look strewn across his face sums up what was a miserable first-half performance. The fact Gibbs is heading down the tunnel behind him just adds to the depressing nature of this image for Arsenal fans.

And it might just be the pic that sums up Arsenal’s title challenge coming to an immediate and abrupt halt.

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