Arsenal in end-of-days territory?

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere (L) vies for the ball with Fenerbahce's Pierre Webo during the UEFA...

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere (L) vies for the ball with Fenerbahce's Pierre Webo during the UEFA Champions League play off first leg match between Fenerbahce and Arsenal at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul on August 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

DANIEL AUSTIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:25 AM ET

As a rule, any time I agree with Piers Morgan, I give my head a shake and re-evaluate my life decisions.

But this week, the British blowhard was on a Twitter rampage that was wholly justified.

Arsenal, one of England’s most storied and richest clubs, had just fallen to Aston Villa 3-1 in their season-opener.

It was only one loss, but it was enough for Arsenal to descend into crisis-mode faster than, well, anything ever. Ninety minutes into the season and Arsenal’s continents-spanning fanbase was already in a panic, calling for longtime manager Arsene Wenger to be sacked — with Morgan leading the charge.

Even those voices that, traditionally, had called for calm in the face of looming doom were asking questions about the direction the legendary French manager was taking Arsenal.

“Right now, it feels like end-of-days territory,” wrote Andrew Mangan, a writer for ESPN on the hugely popular Arseblog.


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