Arsenal 0-2 Schalke

Same old problems remain

October 24, 2012
By John Brewin, Emirates Stadium
(Archive)
It is a very nasty habit for Arsenal but one they just cannot shake - the slump in form when all looks to be going so well. Defeat to Chelsea on September 29 stopped what looked like a season of promise in its tracks. Optimism has drained into disquiet. A mass exodus of angry Arsenal fans immediately followed Ibrahim Afellay's clinching goal for Schalke. The low proportion of them that remained at the final whistle showered their team with boos. They have done that before. Many times now, in fact. ...

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