Sheffield Wednesday thumped Gunners in Capital One Cup
It was a night to forget for Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal as they were dumped out of the Capital One Cup by Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.
Not only did the Premier League side fall to a 3-0 defeat, they also picked up two injuries with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott both picking up first-half knocks.
Chamberlain left with a hamstring injury, while Walcott sustained a groin problem.
Injuries and a defeat made it a night to forget at Hillsborough, but what did SillySeason take from the game?
Here are Five Things learnt from Wednesday’s 3-0 victory.
5) The Decline of Mathieu Debuchy and Kieran Gibbs
Mathieu Debuchy and Kieran Gibbs were easily Arsenal‘s best full-back pairing at the start of the 2014/2015 season, but what a difference a year makes.
Now playing second-fiddle to Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal, the duo can barely get game-time, and when they do, they don’t make the most of it.
Debuchy and Gibbs were shocking last night and seemed so short of confidence due to the lack of first-team football.
It’s safe to say Bellerin and Monreal have NOTHING to be concerned about regarding their first-team spots.
Debuchy won’t be around at the Emirates Stadium for much longer, but Gibbs really needs to start improving again if he wants a future at his boy-hood club.