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MARTIN KEOWN admits Arsenal’s display against Liverpool was one of the worst he’s seen.
Arsenal slumped to a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield yesterday as Arsene Wenger’s side suffered their second loss of the campaign.
While Arsenal’s players came in for strong criticism from pundits for their efforts, the French boss was blamed for his part in team selection.
The Gunners lined up in a 3-4-2-1 formation with a back three of Rob Holding, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal.
Eyebrows were raised over Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette being left on the bench for their trip to Merseyside, that saw right-back Hector Bellerin deployed at left wing-back.
And Gunners legend Keown feels the decisions were inexcusable from Wenger.
“I’m struggling to remember a worse Arsenal performance than this. It was humiliating,” Keown told the Daily Mail.
“There are players who look as if they don’t want to be there — and a manager who looks like he has lost his way.
“It does not seem like Arsene Wenger is making rational decisions. Why did he leave Alexandre Lacazette — his club-record, £53million signing — on the bench for such an important match?
“Surely it made sense to play him at a ground where Arsenal have not won for five years.
“Why was Hector Bellerin deployed at left wing-back when Sead Kolasinac, a naturally left-sided player, was available? Kolasinac has been a rare shining light in Arsenal’s poor start.