Arsenal paid the price for being too passive and suicidal defending by KM
Hello fellow Gooners. I am highly disappointed with the fact we threw away the lead and I cannot accept the fact we did far too many defensive changes and we were hoping to just roll over the finishing line and with the way we defended we were punished. This almost happened against City, but we had a two goal lead there which saved us.
This is exactly how we missed the chance to beat them last year. Why I’m so disappointed is because if we want to be champions, we have to win games like that. Besides, Liverpool had quite a few injuries and we should’ve taken the chance. I feel like Gibbs on the left flank is just another left back pushed up forward.
Campbell, Walcott and Ozil create chances. They are a threat. When we replace them, suddenly Liverpool throw more bodies up front and we hope to roll the clock. It doesn’t work like that. This could’ve been massive three points. Last thing I want to note is that the defending was horrible as I said in my previous article, which when we don’t play Sunderland cost us 2 big points.
On the plus side though, Olivier Giroud was sublime, scoring two great goals and missing a sitter. Ramsey scored a good goal, to give us an early equalizer. Overall we had some chances and our conversion rate of 3 goals out of our first 3 shots on target it’s not too shabby.
This still feels like a missed chance, but there is no time to pity ourselves, because Stoke away is a horrible fixture for us. Still we are top with Leicester next to us after their away win at Spurs. We showed some character in responding when were behind and we have to take this as a positive.
We really hate the Britannia and with the quality Stoke have up front, we’ll be in serious trouble if we defend like that again. These games will decide if we are champions material or not. We have to shrug off our problems and deal with what Stoke will offer.
The next game is on Sunday, and we tend to do not so well on those fixtures, but we need to lift the heads up, prepare well and hopefully improve on our away record there. How we end up at the end of January might determine our fate. Hopefully though, Alexis will return soon and bring in some much needed energy into our side.
Till next time, have a great day.