"That was shambolic," Jamie Redknapp said in his Sky Sports column when assessing Arsenal's quality when tested against Roberto Martinez's Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday, April 6.
Goals from false nine operator Steven Naismith, temporary winger Romelu Lukaku and then a second half own goal from former Evertonian Mikel Arteta doomed Arsenal to a 3-0 loss and the Toffees now can steal a march on the race for fourth place as, even though they are a point behind Arsene Wenger's men, they can leap-frog them should they triumph in their game-in-hand.
"Arsenal have conceded 20 goals combined at Everton, Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool and how can you have a chance of getting anywhere if you do that?" Redknapp pondered, reflecting on the club's repeated embarrassment against the Premier League's elite this season.
"I feel sorry for the fans that have had to see that [on Sunday] as it is the same story, so Arsenal need to show character and get players back because it looks like things could all go wrong for them.
"They have to win against Wigan in the FA Cup next week, but anyone who has seen Wigan this season knows that won't be easy and if they play like they did against Everton they will lose."
Arsenal compete in their FA Cup semifinal on Saturday, April 12. They face Wigan Athletic at Wembley Stadium.