I don’t disagree with any of this except:
We did dominate the game, we did deserve to win, but it was definitely a poor performance. Our passing and build-up play was poor, and ridiculously over-direct at times, our intelligence in the final third (allo, Danny, Héctor!) was poor.
Yes we deserved to win but Stoke were a pretty poor opponent and I suspect all the other really quality teams will be walking away there with 3 pts, and would’ve walked away there with 3 pts the other day despite all those things going against them. All of those decisions can go against us but still if we had better players in there than Welbeck, Bellerín, etc. and of course, more importantly, a better style of play where we aren’t so impatient, we would’ve won despite it all.
Hence why I do think it’s fair for Wenger haters to use this game as evidence that they are right, because it was yet more evidence that we’re not going anywhere under Wenger. It wasn’t a good performance and dominating a game/deserving to win and playing poor football are not mutually exclusive.