By 1970s Gooner
For some reason only known to himself Mikel Arteta selected a back line which rendered the whole team and its style of play incapable of functioning.
Partey was playing at right back. White was moved sideways as a right centre back. Gabriel remained where he was but inexcusably Kiwior was selected at left back with Tierney on the bench!!!
These selections had even more serious implications for the efficiency of the team moving forward as well as in its defensive capability.
Kiwior as a left back was nervy and kept passing the ball back to Gabriel rather than forward to Trossard. This meant the Trossard was out of the game completely and the team became very unbalanced.
Additionally the other defensive players stopped passing the ball to Kiwior! All our efforts to go forward were directed towards Saka. Forest realising this had three players blocking him.
Xhaka also tended to stay back not venturing forward so as to provide cover on the left side.
On the other side Partey was not bad as a right back but he wasn't a White. White has a great and very effective relationship with Saka. This was totally absent today.
And as a consequence it also rendered Odergaard much less effective on the right side as the Forest defence only had to deal with two players, Saka and Odergaard, rather than three.
Add to all this Jesus's worst game of the season and his inability to hold the ball or even provide any kind of goal threat. So the team was even more unbalanced.
I won't go on as I will get even more depressed but I think you get the message.
I hope Arteta gets it too....