Arsene Wenger tore into his Arsenal players after an "absolutely disastrous" performance resulted in a 4-0 thrashing at Liverpool.
Wenger's side were swept aside with embarrassing ease as the Reds produced a ruthless display of attacking football at Anfield on Sunday.
First-half goals from Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane put the hosts in a commanding position in a one-sided Premier League contest before Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge completed the rout.
The outclassed Gunners failed to register a single shot on target and, were it not for a series of smart saves by Petr Cech, their humiliation could have been even greater.
Wenger told Sky Sports:
Arsenal's record goalscorer Thierry Henry was shocked by the standard of play from his old side. Henry, who was working as a pundit for Sky, said: "That was unwatchable. At one point I wanted to leave. It was just too much to take."
The level of performance also prompted two players, midfielders Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey, to apologise to fans.
Ozil, who endured a torrid afternoon, wrote on Instagram:
Ramsey, who was withdrawn injured at half-time, told www.arsenal.com:
The manner of the capitulation could spark a renewal of the anti-Wenger protests that made headlines last season, but the Frenchman himself called on everyone concerned to band together.
By contrast Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hailed a magnificent effort from his players.
Klopp, whose surprise decision to rest first-choice goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was vindicated, said: