Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has apologised to Arsenal fans after they slipped to a thoroughly disappointing 3-1 defeat to West Brom at the Hawthorns.
The Gunners put in a poor showing against Tony Pulis’ side who ran out deserved winners and put a dent in the visitors’ top four hopes.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was named in the England squad this week, and played all 90 minutes was quick to apologise after the game and admitted his team were not good enough,
“We’re bitterly disappointed. We’re sorry to the fans. That’s not acceptable for Arsenal Football Club,” he said via The Metro.
“West Brom made it really tough and defended really well. We knew who their danger men were and we failed to stop them.’
Goals from Hal Robson-Kanu and two from Craig Dawson were enough for West Brom to win the game, despite Alexis Sanchez grabbing one back for the visitors.
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Arsenal’s defending, particularly at corners, left plenty to be desired and was easily exploited by a well-organised home side.
Arsene Wenger’s side also saw Petr Cech and Alexis Sanchez pick up injuries during the game while Mesut Ozil missed out completely due to a hamstring problem.
The game also saw further fan protests against Wenger who is coming under relentless pressure about his position now after yet another dismal defeat.
The international break now means Arsenal are not in action until April 2nd and gives the club time to regroup after a simply awful run that is threatening to leave them without any silverware again and out of the top four.