VIDEO: Alan Shearer Blasts Arsenal's 'Embarrassing' Performance at West Brom But Spares One Player

Cameron Ramsey

Alan Shearer didn't flower his words when rubbishing Arsenal's lacklustre performance against West Brom as Wenger's men lost 3-1. As reported by Give Me Sport, it is possible to deliberate over the former Newcastle United striker's criticism of Arsenal's 'embarrassing' showing.

He did, however, spare Gunner's attacker Alexis Sanchez from the barrage. This tweet from Match of the Day's Twitter site reveals all... 

Arsenal's enigmatic attacker Sanchez did manage to level the score at 1-1, after the number seven rifled the ball into the top of West Brom's net.

However, the Chilean was unable to finish the full 90 minutes after a cynical crunching challenge  from Baggies player James McClean saw Sanchez depart the pitch just before the break.

It's been suspected that Arsenal's top-scorer may have suffered ligament damage, and could be absent for at-least three weeks or so. 

Luckily for the north Londoners, there is the international break to segregate domestic matters, so Sanchez may only miss one league meeting, depending on the magnitude of the injury.

Other than Sanchez' vital contribution, Arsenal looked devoid of strategy at the Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon, and were brutally punished by Tony Pulis' squad.

Wenger's future at the club looks bleak. The Frenchman has spent two decades overseeing the Gunners, but his future has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years, given their lack of silverware, domestic or European. 

After the Gunner's 10-2 Champions League round of 16 humbling at the hand of Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, many fans of the club called for the Frenchman to step down, insisting that the club needs an extensive 'change.'​​

Wenger was met with demoralising banners which trailed from the tail of a plane during Saturday's tie which read: 'No Contract. Wenger Out.'

Shearer's strong words are strikingly justified however. Wenger's squad are currently languishing in 6th after Saturday's defeat, and the prospect of missing out on Champions League football next season is becoming more than just a possibility.

Wherever Le Prof's future is destined, Arsenal will need to rally well after the international interval if they're going to push for their Champions League status.


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