The Arsenal Therapy Podcast – Villarreal 2-1 Arsenal (EP.30)

Summary

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An awful performance that summarises Arsenals season so far. Within the first 5 minutes we concede a goal that could have so easily been avoided. Arteta chose to play Xhaka at Left Back which cost us the first goal. Despite expecting Arsenal to step it up a notch they continued to frost away from the game and allow Villarreal to control the tempo of the game. It only took them another 20 minutes before scoring the second goal. Arsenal seemed dead and buried until the second half where we switched it up a gear to control more possession in the final third and create some goal scoring opportunities. However, the endless crosses in the box didn’t come to fruition as Villarreal continued to test Leno in goal. It took Arteta a sending off before he decided to make a change and bring Martinelli on. His role as a number 9 didn’t really change anything as we continued to play the ball down the flanks which did help us to win a penalty and gain a crucial away goal. This game will be remembered for Arteta’s misjudged system, starting XI and late substitutions. If we lose next Thursday, the fanbase will turn.

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