Piers Morgan didn’t hold back after Arsenal’s heavy 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Monday.
The Gunners were dominated by the Eagles at Selhurst Park as they outplayed the North London side in every department.
Patrick Vieira’s side started aggressively and gave their opponents no time on the ball. Their passing was on point in the final third as Arsenal struggled to cope with the intensity at Selhurst Park.
The Gunners trailed 2-0 in the first 25 minutes and never recovered. Palace then added a third in the second half to add to the Gunners’ woes.
Mikel Arteta’s side are now fifth in the table and have a lower goal difference to rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who sit last in the Champions League.
Morgan, who is an Arsenal fan, blasted the Gunners for going obediently against Vieira’s side and wasn’t surprised with the result.
“The Palace of Vieira gives us a lesson in aggression, desire and physics. The least surprising revelation of the Millennium.
He also blamed the Gunners for not replacing Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang as Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah fired blanks again.
He wrote on Twitter:
“BREAKING: Lacazette has now gone 18 HOURS of Premier League football without scoring in open play. But yeah, so glad we got rid of Aubameyang.
Arsenal were surprised by Crystal Palace’s quick start
The Gunners may have been taken aback by Crystal Palace’s quick start to the game as they pressed forward.
Arsenal, who are usually the team that prepare the pressing, had a taste of their own medicine as Ben White and Gabriel Magalhaes had no time on the ball.
It took the Gunners 28 minutes to register their first shot, and by then they were already two goals down and eyeing an away defeat.
Mikel Arteta decided not to start with Gabriel Martinelli, and without his energy they struggled up front.
The Brazilian’s arrival in the second half saw a slight change in the Gunners’ attacking pace, but by then it was too late.
The loss meant Arteta’s side remained fifth, level on points with fourth-placed Tottenham. The Gunners have a game going, but have tough games ahead.