‘Comedy of errors’ - Garth Crooks analyses Arsenal’s defeat to Stoke City

Former Tottenham Hotspur forward Garth Crooks is critical of Arsene Wenger’s team selection for the Premier League clash against Stoke City.

Former Tottenham Hotspur forward Garth Crooks has been analysing Arsenal’s performance against Stoke City on Saturday.

The Gunners suffered a 3-2 defeat at the Britannia Stadium in the Premier League, and were actually in danger of tasting humiliation.

Hosts Stoke went 3-0 up at the half-time interval, thanks to goals from Peter Crouch, Bojan Krkic and Jonathan Walters.

Although Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey scored in quick succession in the second half, the dismissal of defender Calum Chambers proved too much for Arsenal to cope with.

“It is a game that from start to finish has been a comedy of errors for Arsenal,” ex-Tottenham and Stoke star Crooks told BBC Sport, according to The Sport Review.

“Young Calum Chambers has had a very difficult time, even in his favoured centre-back position. Laurent Koscielny is on the bench, people will ask why.

“Danny Welbeck also started on the bench. There are some big questions for Arsene Wenger to answer over the coming days.”

Crooks seems to be critical of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s team selection, and many fans will agree with him.

But perhaps the main problem was with the players on the pitch. Maybe those who started should have given a better performance.

The defeat has left Arsenal sixth in the Premier League with 23 points from 15 matches, three points behind fourth-placed Southampton, who have played a fewer game.

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