They looked leaderless and clueless and the ensuing 45 minutes must have sent confidence to a new low. It was Peter Crouch for God's sake. Arsene will have his work cut out to get the team into a better state of mind for the visit of West Ham.
Jens Lehmann - 5 - Given little protection, and at least he showed some anger and passion if only it wasn't all directed at the referee at half-time.
Emanuel Eboue - 4 - Has seemingly given up on defending or adding pace and skill to our attacks to concentrate on being a truly irritating and nasty piece of work.
Kolo Toure - 4 - Was poor and earned the Wrath of Wenger, even when he galloped up field he seemed to do so in a tired unenthusiastic manner - in as much as Kolo can ever appear unenthusiastic.
William Gallas - 5 - Probably the least culpable of our defenders for the result, but that is not saying much. Intent on making Jens work with some ludicrous back-passes. Almost as if he wanted to score an own goal.
Gael Clichy - 4 - Has set very high standards in recent times and fell well short on Saturday. Couldn't be faulted for effort.
Alexander Hleb - 3 - Incredibly talented player who seems unable to pick out an Arsenal player with a pass at the moment. Was also criminally absent from his post as Aurelio was given the freedom of Anfield to pick out Crouch for the vital second goal.
Francesc Fabregas - 4 - Gave the ball away almost as much in one game as he has all season. We expect so much of him, but he badly needs a rest.
Denilson - 5 - Looked like a carbon copy of Cesc when he got into the team and sadly mirrored his fellow teenager's poor form yesterday. Gets an extra mark for his spiky nature - something we desperately need.
Abou Diaby - 6 - Impressive again in his odd left-wing role but was up against a strong Liverpool midfield and was unable to make much of an impact.
Julio Baptista - 3 - I've stuck up for the Beast before but his poor control and dreadful side-foot finish betray a man with little confidence at the moment.
Emanuel Adebayor - 7 - Twice hit the woodwork - the first an excellent strike from 20 yards - and kept running to try and make things happen. Had little support but was our man of the match by a mile.
Tomas Rosicky - 5 - Lively but had little chance to make a difference.
Fredrik Ljungberg - 5 - How we need someone of his character and energy in the midfield - just one who can remember where the net is, please.
Justin Hoyte n/a Little impact.