Okay so we saw at the end of the Arsenal v Atletico Madrid clash that the two goals scored by the Spaniards were enough to book them a place in the final, and it is easy to blame the Arsenal defenders. The cock-up by Koscielny and Mustafi in the first leg feels especially costly, but I have to argue that the players in our attack were just as much to blame, if not more.
Going back to the home tie once again, when we created enough chances to win 10 games and played against an ever tiring under strength opposition, the failure to fill our boots was criminal, even giving the Madrid defence it’s due. You could well argue that their goal would never have come if we had scored more because there would not have been the same onus on pushing forwards.
Although Arsenal created a lot the final ball was never quite there. We blew it to be honest. The likes of Ozil, Ramsey, Lacazette and all have the ability to produce those moments but for some reason they were a bit off target. More sloppy defending tonight cost us again but it actually made no difference to the overall outcome as we drew a blank.
Did we really expect Atletico not to score? Of course not so it was up to the Arsenal attack to do what they do best. They failed. So maybe go easy on the defenders Gooners?