With Southampton having knocked out Arsenal in the Capital One Cup third round, winning 2-1 at the Emirates, the Gunners are fast running out of winnable trophies already this season.
Their lukewarm, but unconvincing, start to the Premier League hasn’t convinced supporters that they have a better chance than last season of winning the title. Borussia Dortmund beat them 2-0 in their opening Champions League group game in an utterly dominant display at the Westfalenstadion, and now they have fallen at the first hurdle in the Capital One Cup.
So are Arsenal now having to pin their entire focus on retaining the FA Cup this season? They were second best for large parts against Southampton last night, and few would suggest the Londoners deserved any more than they received for their performance. Manager Arsene Wenger named an experimental defence, but a strong midfield and attack, so he’ll be bitterly disappointed that his side managed just one goal at home.
After a dominant 3-0 win away to Aston Villa just days before, confidence has once again been shattered as Arsenal have been eliminated from the Capital One Cup on home soil.
The Gunners are 7/1 to win the FA Cup this season. Is it the only winnable trophy they have left?