Arsenal strolled to a nice win today thanks to two early goals,
The Gunners started the game in bright fashion, and were somewhat fortunate to take the lead the way we did. Mkhitaryan hit a cross-come shot into Lacazette inside the nine-yard box, to tuck away unchallenged.
Our opponents came at us shortly after, with Nathan Redmond getting clear of the offside trap to run clear into the box, only for Bernd Leno to save the day, with Mustafi being fooled by the cut-across.
The Saints continued to pile the pressure on us, with the young Yan Valery impressing in helping his side to push forward, but our counter attacks proved the more crucial however, as Mkhitaryan added to his earlier assist wit a goal of his own, thanks to Alex Iwobi’s neat work down the left.
After the break the game began to fizzle out, with no more goals to come, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t any clear-cut chances. Lacazette missed the easiest chance of the afternoon, clearing the bar from right in front of goal, and he will count himself lucky that the team didn’t drop any points after missing that…
Aubameyang and Ozil both got involved later into the second half, and Aubameyang also helped to cause trouble for our opponents defence, but just the two is all we deserved really.
We can be happy that we are the only top six side to gain all three points this weekend, although both Chelsea and Man City will have picked up a game in hand.
All in all, I cannot feel comfortable so regularly seeing our defence being stretched and caught off-guard, and feel like if some dramatic improvements do not come soon, we will end up in sixth place come the end of the term.
Is it just me who thinks our defence is shocking? Is it that our players are not right for Emery’s system or that the players are not of the right level? Am I being overly harsh on the back line?