There was only one team that wanted to win tonight and it wasn’t the men in yellow.
Arsenal were completely useless. Arsene obviously values the Carling Cup (we think) from the team he selected but the players were shockingly bad.
I feel for the Arsenal fans who travelled to Ipswich as I was at the Wigan game and the trip home isn’t fun when the team just hasn’t performed.
But where was the urgency? Where was the motivation? Where was the respect?
The performance was slow, sloppy, lacklustre, lazy… Basically the players turned up and expected a walk over. And we got exactly what we deserved, nothing.
Arsenal will still be favourites to progress with the second leg at the Emirates, but if Ipswich manage to nick a goal then our task is made much harder. And you just wonder with the terrible result tonight that it might come back to haunt us.
Arshavin yet again was pitiful. I don’t know what is going on with him and it’s got to the point where you actually feel sorry for him now. Maybe some support from the crowd might help, at this stage it’s worth trying anything. But he wasn’t the only poor performer as his form and effort seemed to be contagious as the rest of the team did exactly the same.
Anyway, there’s not much else I can say is there?