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Photo: The Arsene Wenger snapshot that simply says it all

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Arsenal crashed out of the FA Cup with defeat to Watford.

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has certainly had better days.

After managing to fall behind in a title race involving Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur, fans have already started to place added pressure on Wenger, and that was before the FA Cup encounter with Watford.

A banner reading ‘Arsene, thanks for the memories but it’s time to say goodbye’ was held high during the 4-0 win over Hull City last week and many thought that was out of character.

However, losing 2-1 at home to Watford in the following round means Wenger can have little sympathy when it comes to a rather large section of the Arsenal support questioning his ability.

The photo above illustrates the current mood around the Emirates - one of frustration and resignation.

Arsenal had an abundance of chances in the first-half to get their noses in front, yet wastefulness in front of goal was again their downfall and once Odion Ighalo put Watford ahead it all became too familiar.

Now that the FA Cup is gone, the Gunners’ season comes down to pulling off a miracle against Barcelona or clawing back eight points on Leicester with only nine league games remaining.

Realistically, neither is going to happen, and Wenger’s reaction says as much.

 

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