It was an unbelievable defeat at home for Arsenal as well as for its supporters. The Gunners were desperate to celebrate a win at Emirates. After taking down Aston Villa and moving towards the top four in the Premier League. However, none of the two could happen as Arsenal slips to a surprise 3-0 loss.
Firstly, handling the deeply shocking defeat to Dean Smith’s side and a second straight loss in the Premier League game at Emirates Stadium.
Following 1-0 loss to Leicester City in October left fans much disappointed. Along with it Arsenal also received a blow in terms of Thomas Partey injury during the half time.
Mikel Arteta gives Thomas Partey injury details
Arsenal’s transfer deadline day signing Thomas Partey sustained an injury during the first half and was replaced during the half time. Partey’s significant loss was felt in the second half. Particularly when Arsenal was going failing to cover the scoreboard.
The Ghana international injury generated concern all around North London. Fans were more than concern as to how long they would have to be without the midfielder. Arsenal’s boss addressed Partey’s situation at the post-match conference.
He stated that nothing is clear at the moment. They will only know after doing a clear scan on Partey.
Willian and Lacazette woes
Mikel Arteta would have to deal with a number of issues at the Emirates stadium once the international break is over. The big calls in the team include that selecting his first-team players along with shaking the front line of the squad.
The Emirates duo of Willian and Alexander Lacazette failed to impress with their presence on the pitch. The same story got repeated against Aston Villa while both of them were held the title of worst performers of the game.
Arsenal man Chris Wheatley gives an individual rating to Arsenal first XI where both Willian and Lacazzate lie at the bottom. Willian who could only attempt two takes on despite his presence on the pitch for 310 minutes.
Whereas Lacazette only manages to have nine touches. The fewer than any of the players of the Emirates. He missed a sitter as well as won 0/3 contested duels.
LA Galaxy eyeing a Mesut Ozil move
MLS outfit Los Angeles Galaxy would probably make a swoop for Arsenal’s midfielder Mesut Ozil currently out of the starting XI. Both from the Premier League as well as from the Europa League squad. Since his omission from the main team, the air is filled with Mesut Ozil and Arsenal news.
The German playmaker has entered the final year of his contract at the Emirates. He hasn’t played for Arsenal since March. Reports suggest that Ozil’s career has come to a halt at Emirates and he would depart at the end of this season. A move to the stateside could be on the cards according to reports.