Arsenal had the chance to silence some doubters when they faced a red-hot Manchester United side in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday evening.
But the Gunners were poor, producing a lifeless display as they crumbled to a 3-1 defeat.
There are serious concerns about whether Arsenal have the mental strength to compete with their rivals and their season is in danger of ending in disappointment.
They are currently outside of the top four places in the Premier League and the Europa League represents the only opportunity for cup success.
The blame doesn’t fall at Unai Emery’s feet. Fans are aware that he doesn’t have the financial backing of his rivals.
But his handling of Mesut Ozil’s situation has opened the Arsenal boss up to some criticism.
Emery has left Ozil out of his matchday squad altogether recently and the German started on the bench against Man United.
Piers Morgan tweets about Ozil and Pogba
He came on in the 64th minute, tasked with getting Arsenal back into the match as they trailed 2-1, but couldn’t do so.
Anthony Martial scored a third goal late on and Ozil and co. were left to reflect on a disappointing evening.
Arsenal’s decision to hand the 30-year-old a new contract worth £300,000-per-week is looking worse by the week and Piers Morgan summed it up with his tweet on Saturday morning.
“Last night became a game about two highly paid No10s,” Morgan, an avid Arsenal fan, wrote.
“Pogba craved the ball & when he got it, he was a surging, dynamic, supremely creative & dangerous play-maker.
“Ozil, once he came on, looked terrified of the ball & when he got it couldn’t wait to tap it away.”
Morgan received several responses to his tweet.
It’s an interesting case study, though.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is getting the best out of Pogba by instilling confidence in him.
It’s the complete opposite with Emery’s relationship with Ozil, which appears to be broken beyond repair.