Cedric claims ‘unfortunate’ Arsenal ‘controlled most’ of the Liverpool clash

Cedric Soares has claimed that his Arsenal side were unlucky to be on the losing end of the match with Liverpool having controlled much of the game.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were the eventual winners by the 2-0 scoreline, with Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino’s goals making the difference, but the opening goal could well have been the turning point in the match.

Unfortunately we have to look at Aaron Ramsdale, a goalkeeper who has been near-foot perfect throughout the entire season thus far, but he got his footing all wrong and allowed himself to be beaten inside the near post by the Portuguese.

Soares claims that we were unlucky to have been on the losing side however, and that falling behind led us to taking risks which saw us punished by the second goal, which was scored by Roberto Firmino, his ninth ever goal against our side.

“In the end in football you need to look at the result,” Cedric told Arsenal Media after the full-time whistle.

“Most of the game we controlled, and even after the first goal we tried to react, we tried to go and try something and we conceded another one, a little bit unfortunate.

“This is football, and we need to stay positive. To believe in what we do, we need to put our heads straight for Aston Villa.

“Of course we are disappointed. We didn’t want this result but on the other hand we are very, very proud of the team, what the team is building, what the team is creating between each other and together with the staff is fantastic.”

Liverpool definitely profited from the smallest of mistakes in the end, in a game which could easily have gone the other way, but the opening goal eventually decided the game.

The team has nothing to be ashamed of though in reality, and there should be no reason why their heads would drop ahead of Aston Villa on Aston Villa on Saturday.


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  1. I think that’s fair Dan kit, we probably just shaded the first half but goals win matches and Liverpool took the game away from us with their two in the second half

    They took the half chances that they had, we didn’t, he had a good game overall but I thought the Martinelli chance was possibly the easier of the two to finish from the comfort of my armchair

    But overall I think we showed enough to suggest that we are very much in the fight for 4th place

    1. TBF FF it was a great showing in the first half but Klopp tweaked it after the break while Arteta never seems to have a plan B ,late substitutions didn’t help as Odegaard and saka were both struggling and it took the second goal to respond .
      Problem is when you have Eddie coming on as a goal threat it doesn’t really get the juices flowing especially when you see Liverpool bringing on salah and firminio

      1. Maybe Dk but I’m not sure it was about tactics or subs in the end, they scored from their two half chances and we didn’t

        Maybe that was about quality of player and it would be daft to say that their players don’t have more proven quality than ours but their goals were brought about by our mistakes and Marti’s was the clearest, best created chance of the night, he wasn’t far away but maybe Salah, Jota or Firmino would have put it away

        Liverpool were better and deserved to win but it was fine margins, as most games are, Leicester could say that about last weekend and Saturday will probably be so again

        BTW, not sure Eddie can really take any blame, he hasn’t started a League game all season and only gets 20 minutes or so towards the ends of games to give Laca a rest normally, the result is often the result by then

        He is a more natural finisher than Laca and in my opinion is worth 90 minutes and a run of games at some point this season but I appreciate that wouldn’t be an easy or popular decision

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