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When Arsenal hit rock bottom - The four worst memories of a Gooner

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Arsenal have experienced a roller-coaster of a ride in the past decade, from staying unbeaten for 49 games on the trot to not winning silverware for 8 years. The fans, obviously, have endured this tumultuous journey with alarmingly persistent belief of a better tomorrow.

The last decade has put Gooners through immense heartbreak at multiple occasions, lifting their hopes for a fleeting moment and then sadistically dropping them in to fourth place. Let’s take a look at 4 of the lowest lows Arsenal have faced in the last 10 years.

4.) 8-2 to be a Gooner

Being Arsenal’s worst defeat since 1896, it says a lot about the result. Wenger’s side in 2012 was riddled with holes due to injuries and suspensions, and United took the bull by the horns. They were up by three by the 40-minute mark, only for Walcott to pull one back just before the break.

United kept going, never lifting the foot off the pedal, and scored three more before Robin van Persie added the second. By the end of it, Wayne Rooney had managed a hat-trick, Carl Jenkinson had gotten himself sent off and Arsenal were left reeling, only three games in to the season. Questions were raised about the inactivity in the transfer market, and Wenger had no answers for once. And we are pretty sure he ‘saw that’.

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