The 2014/15 season was one of two halves, experiencing our worst start to a league season under Arsene Wenger before rescuing the campaign to end it on a satisfactory note. However, The Telegraph have decided to rank our worst performances of the season and have gone for some interesting choices.
Here are our five worst performances from the previous campaign, according to The Telegraph.
5) Southampton 2-0 Arsenal
The debacle at Saint Mary’s stadium on New Year’s Day could be marked as the game that sparked a drastic change in our season, which was subsequently confirmed by vice-captain Per Mertesacker – who revealed that a team meeting was called to save our season (via the Daily Mail).
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“After that (Southampton defeat), we promised ourselves to come out of that comfort zone and be a bit more focused, especially about what comes first, our defensive work, and not just for the back four,” the German said.
Wojciech Szczesny and Kieran Gibbs lost their places to David Ospina and Nacho Monreal respectively, changes which would eventually contribute to an upturn in form. We only lost three times in all competitions following that game and our Champions League ambitions were resurrected.