Unai Emery’s chair became more and more wobbly after Arsenal were lucky enough to keep a point at Emirates Stadium thanks to a goal in the sixth minute of extra time against Southampton who was submerged in the red light group in the match in round 13 of the Premier League.
Both teams entered this match with a “nothing to lose” attitude. While Arsenal was unable to win in the last 5 matches in all competitions, Southampton also had a series of 7 matches and lost. However, teachers and coach Hasenhuttl when in the wall position showed many surprises when choosing to enter the preemptive right at the Emirates sanctuary of “Gunners”.
The way of joining the visitors made the Arsenal defense consecutive mistakes. Southampton soon opened the scoring in the 8th minute when Danny Ings easily put the shot away when the home’s defense proved too immature in a quick free kick situation. Arsenal had a goal equalized by the timely appearance of striker Lacazette after Aubameyang’s failed shot.
Arsenal’s exciting game was “splashed with a cold coat” in the 70th minute after Tierney fouled Danny Ings in the penalty area, causing the home team to pay a penalty of 11m. This is the fifth time the Arsenal season has been punished. James Ward-Prowse made no mistake when Southampton took the lead for the second time in the match.
It seems that the Southampton players have been able to win all 3 points to smile and leave the Emirates Stadium, Lacazette once again becomes a savior for Arsenal when the outside cheeks accurately beat Southampton goalkeeper in injury time. 6th of the match. Escape lost to the last-ranked team in the rankings, but hope to compete for a place in the top 4 that is gradually leaving Emery’s army.
After this match, Arsenal are 18 points and have temporarily dropped to 7th in the rankings, less than the team ranked 4 to 8 points. Even the army of coach Emery will face being defeated by Sheffield United or Manchester United if either of these two teams wins in the confrontation in the late round 13 round.
The London team, after taking a break from international schedules, still cannot show signs of prosperity when the attack without Dani Ceballos is showing a lack of connectivity. Midfielder Mesut Oezil, who was chosen to replace the Spanish midfielder, was unable to work. Meanwhile, the defense also caused Unai Emery to worry when Sokratis and Tierney made consecutive mistakes.
It can be seen that the Spaniard’s chair is still constantly shaken when Southampton’s reception was the sixth match in a row that Arsenal could not win. The wave of criticism will not stop if Unai Emery cannot quickly find the winning formula for the London team.
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