As usual when we play Man United, we had most of the possession but were let down by our finishing and defending, whereas United had 4 shots on target and score 3 goals! So I’m hardly going to give good ratings except for the star of the show…
With Arsenal’s excellent home record, we had high hopes of stopping Man United’s winning run last night, especially as we started with quite a strong defensive line-up with Sokratis and Koscielny in the middle and Maitland-Niles and Kolasinac on the flanks. But as usual, disaster struck after just twenty minutes when Sokratis landed awkwardly after an aerial dual with Jesse Lingard and was forced off and replaced by Mustafi.
Arsenal may have been knocked out of the FA Cup last night by Man United, but yet again the Gunners had more possession and more chances against our bogey team. Despite the criticism from Arsenal fans about the team selection, the tactics and usual dire defending, our big keeper Petr Cech is convinced that we didn’t play as badly as the comments suggested.
What a way to go Gooners! After a frustrating loss to West Ham last week, Arsenal bounced back in style as we put Chelsea to the sword – courtesy of two first half goals from our Frenchmen, Lacazette and Koscielny, which leaves us with just 3 points adrift of the much-coveted Top 4.
It is fair to say that there was not very many Arsenal fans feeling confident going into last night’s game against Chelsea, especially after getting beaten by West Ham last week, but everything seemed to come together for Unai Emery’s men.
Arsenal put the Blues to the fire today at the Emirates, closing the gap between sixth and fourth down to three points, and giving us the impetus to relight our season.
As predicted in our pre-match preview, this was the perfect opportunity to show the league what we can do, with the perfect platform to put a marker down for the remainder of the campaign.
It looks like Arsenal have lapsed back into our depressing away form from last season and lacked any confidence or fight to cope with a well-organized West Ham side
Had absolutely no chance with the goal but otherwise played okay
So Arsenal have now lapsed back into last season’s deficiencies on the road and we have now gone five away games without a win. I don’t think we can use our long injury list as an excuse this time as we have got quite a lot of our players back in contention.