Arsenal hold crisis talks after 6-0 Chelsea thrashing

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Arsenal were humiliated 6-0 by Chelsea on Saturday - a defeat that left Arsene Wenger's side to talk it over in search of a solution the following day, reports suggest.

According to The Daily Express, the Gunners' players and coaches met at their London Colney training ground on Sunday for clear-the-air crisis talks in an attempt to discover just why they were beaten so badly and what they could do to make amends moving forward.

To make the drubbing even worse for Wenger, it came in his 1000th match in charge of Arsenal - somewhat fitting that such punishment was dealt by Jose Mourinho, a manager that the Frenchman is yet to best in any competition.

While the match will be perhaps better known for the awful refereeing blunder that saw Andre Marriner dismiss right-back Kieran Gibbs for a blatant handball committed by teammate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, there was no escaping Arsenal's wretched performance that saw the game effectively over with the scoreline at 2-0 after just seven minutes.

This was certainly not the first time that Arsenal have been dealt a heavy defeat by their supposed title rivals this season, either.

Although Wenger's side did manage to grind out a 0-0 draw with Chelsea in the reverse fixture at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal were also hammered 6-3 by Manchester City in December and 5-1 by Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool last month.

Such defeats have led many to speculate over a mental fragility that will stop the Gunners from truly competing for the Premier League title.

Indeed, some areas of the media have even suggested that Wenger could be considering his future at the club after such an embarrassing, shattering loss.

Now while such suggestions could prove premature, there is no doubt that Arsenal supporters will be desperate to ensure that those aforementioned clear-the-air talks will have a positive impact in relation to their attempts to end a near 10-year trophy drought.

Arsenal fans, do you think you can still win the title or has such a heavy defeat now blown your chances? Should Wenger exit the club? Leave us your thoughts and opinions below...

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