Arsenal vs Southampton Was Another Disappointment For Arsenal Fans
Unai Emery's position became even more complicated. He did not deliver against 19th team in the table. Arsenal vs Southampton didn't go as planned. Arsenal was tasked with a simple task overpower clearly a weaker opponent and get invaluable 3 points.
How weak you ask?
Surprise, surprise it didn't happen...
Arsenal's lack of concentration was obvious early on.
At times it almost felt like Arsenal players don't even care. Poor communication and lack of attention caused Gunners 3 points no doubt!
Arsenal vs Southampton: Early Wake Up Call
Hector Bellerin and co made a rookie mistake very early in the game.
Pay attention to the ball and don't argue with the ref.
Hector Bellerin clearly distracted after his teammate's foul lost track of the ball for a moment. A moment that changed the game early on.
— D9INE (@D9INE_Arsenal) November 23, 2019
Former Liverpool striker Danny Ings punished Arsenal's lack of concentration. Ings was not the first striker and arguably not the last one that exploited Arsenal's undisciplined defense this season.
Alexandre Lacazette Saved The Day!
And perhaps Unai Emery's job.
Lacazette was a real game changer who brought Arsenal back from dead.
Lacazette's first goal of the game came in 18th minute
🎥 | Alexandre Lacazette equalizer for Arsenal.
— Arsenal Trends (@afctrends) November 23, 2019
He found himself open in the right moment at the right spot 1-1.
Arsenal Defense Failed Emery Again
Southampton was arguably a better team with more chances created and a more favorable football style. Emery's team had better ball possession rarely posed any major threat to Alex McCarthy.
Arsenal's lack of discipline and excessive fouling led to 6 yellow cards namely Torreira, Sokratis, Lacazette, Pepe, Tierney, and Guendouzi in order.
James Ward Prowse reaped benefits of Arsenal excessive fouling and even though he did not convert a penalty shoot in 71st minute he managed to bang in the rebound putting Southampton in the lead once again!
Arsenal 1-2 Southampton
— Bomba987 (@Bomba9871) November 23, 2019
7 Minutes Of Added Time
That's how much time was added in Arsenal vs Southampton matchup. Plenty time for a game changer goal right?
Lacazette struck once again. This time in 90+6th minute and "saved" Arsenal from a humiliating defeat.
🏆 Arsenal vs Southampton | Lacazette (GOAL!!!) 96' #ARSSOU 2-2#EmeryOut on Lacazette's mind. He scores, then realises he shouldn't have...then again thought we couldn't afford to lose at home.
— Tweeter (@dawhiizz) November 23, 2019
Do you think it's time for a managerial change in Arsenal? Coys signed Mourinho earlier this week, who do you think will be an ideal option for Arsenal.
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