Arsenal defeated West Brom 3-1 at the Emirates this evening, but not without having Baggies star Kyle Bartley poke fun at the Gunners’ weak mentality.
Mikel Arteta’s men secured a victory of seismic proportions, with the North London heavyweights having moved all the way up to ninth in the Premier League table.
Considering just a matter of days ago they were knocked out of the Europa League in the semi-finals on their home turf, it was a pretty impressive response.
While three points are three points, at the end of the day, Arsenal have secured them with a win over a team who have now been relegated from the league.
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They’re also a team that don’t appear to have any respect for Arsenal’s side, or at least are well aware of how frail Arteta’s men are mentally.
West Brom’s Kyle Bartley, soon after his side halved the deficit through Matheus Pereira, encouraged his side to take advantage of the inevitable Arsenal capitulation.
Kyle Bartley with a rallying cry for his troops: “Come on, one goal and they’ll shit themselves”
— Sam Dean (@SamJDean) May 9, 2021
Arsenal have developed somewhat of a reputation for bottling it in recent seasons, something you would ordinarily associate with arch rivals Tottenham.
It’s something that Arteta will be keen to rid the club of. Though, considering how this season has gone, there’ll be some who doubt his ability to do that…
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