Yesterday our beloved Arsenal we’re thoroughly out played across the entire 90 minutes at Wembley Stadium versus league leaders Manchester City. With City 27 points ahead of us, defeat is not a surprise to City, but this was a Cup final where a one off match winner could change the outlook of the season. Fear not, Arsenal are still Arsenal, and for the immediate future with Wenger still in charge, the status quo will not change.
Line-ups were confirmed and one look at the teamsheet let us know Arsenal we’re not interested in wing play. Sit and counter through Ozil, Wilshere and Aubameyang was the prayer from Mr. Wenger.
Arsenal line up (something like this): Aubameyang v Kompany will be an interesting battle. Chambers the surprise pick ahead of AMN/Kolasinac. pic.twitter.com/OkzAXH93ol— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) February 25, 2018
Arsenal’s best chance fell to the man you would want, Aubameyang unable to convert to give the Gunners a glimmer of hope and one nil lead.
What a chance for Aubameyang pic.twitter.com/q9r3NaxQGG— ArsenalUpdates (@ArsenalEdits___) February 25, 2018
Mustafi did not play well yesterday, I’m just going to leave this replay here. Grab your tissues, this is “defending”.
what an assist from bravo in today's game? #arsenal #ManCity #MUNCHE #Lukaku #CarabaoCupFinal #Mustafi #kompany #football #Wenger #Guardiola #ManchesterCity #PremierLeague #UefaChampionsLeague #UCL pic.twitter.com/YUkJ3vPyDk— Rajat Sharma (@RS24_Official) February 25, 2018
Before we get to the rest of City’s goals, here is a not so flattering stat line.
Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina completed more passes (39) than Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere & Mesut Özil today— Jake Wood (@mrjakedwood) February 25, 2018
Arsenal do not defend set pieces well. Shocker.
Calum Chambers was rewarded with his first Cup final start and for the 2nd time this week, he got burned 1v1 in the box for a goal. At least this time it was by David Silva...
Arsenal have missed our little Spaniard dearly in recent years and matches like this only amplify how we’ve struggled to replace him. Right in the feels, Santi.
Santi Cazorla lingering on the pitch after all other Arsenal players have walked off. Almost as if he just wants the feeling of being on one again. pic.twitter.com/9q2pfEnxA0— Mattias Karén (@MattiasKaren) February 25, 2018
Thierry Henry speaks on the current state of Arsenal and we can all relate to these words.
Thierry Henry On Why He Cant Get Excited About Arsenal Anymore..— ArsenalUpdates (@ArsenalEdits___) February 25, 2018
Very Relatable pic.twitter.com/iU4fT4m8JX
We all have tears after yesterday, Elneny, all of us!