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It’s all gone mental | Arseblog … an Arsenal blog

This season, it’s fair to say, has been a bit mad. I’m only talking from an Arsenal perspective, but when you look at what’s gone on we’ve had a kind of unprecedented campaign. We’re on our third manager, having sacked one and put one in temporary charge with only the Academy Manager and the tea-lady to help him, before we appointed a man we were going to appoint 18 months ago before giving the job to the bloke we sacked.

The new manager had also never managed a club before, coming into take over at the most hectic point of the season with the team in absolute bits in terms of performance, confidence and so on. There were strong rumours around the time that Arteta was appointed that there might be changes at executive level too, while in the background to all that there were issues with key players – not least the remarkable incident in which the recently appointed club captain was booed off the pitch by the fans, he reacted badly, and was stripped of the captaincy just over a month after being given the armband.

I’m sure there’s more, but by any measure that’s a bit mental. As is the performance on the pitch. We’re in mid-February and Arsenal have won just…