Arsenal lost 1-0 away at The London Stadium yesterday and the goal they lost to was good enough to win any game from Declan Rice. However, from Arsenal’s point of view, their run on the road is shocking as they continue to chase their first ever clean sheet away from home in the Premier League under Unai Emery.
Arsenal have failed to keep an away clean sheet in the Premier League all season. pic.twitter.com/7YLNuQ129r
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) January 12, 2019
The Gunners look like they may continue to struggle keeping a clean sheet on the road for a long time. Their defensive work is absolutely woeful and yesterday was no different. After failing to clear a corner, Samir Nasri had the opportunity to lay the ball off for Declan Rice in the middle of the Arsenal box. Rice was then able to sweep the ball home into the top corner without any sign of pressure from Arsenal.
That now takes Arsenal’s record away from home to 23 goals conceded, the 3rd most of any Premier League team this season. That statistic is something that will need to be changed very quickly if the Gunners are serious about finishing inside the top four this season, even if they do have goals going in for fun at the other end of the pitch with their attacking talents.
You can read the Gunners’ verdict on their shambolic defence here:
No intensity! No communications! No creativity! No IDEA at all!
— indie24 (@McDilz00) January 12, 2019
Joke of a club
— Nato (@LiL_Nato) January 12, 2019
Nothing new we watch this afternoon we need better performance .
— ngabo JD (@ngaboD1) 12 January 2019
1 clean sheet in 21 away league games
— Everything Football (@JayChiyanika9) January 12, 2019
Team is dead, I blame #Kroenke and not Emery the team
— Toshinori Yagi (@Primz9) January 12, 2019
Terrible combo of defenders and playing 3 at the back
— cj (@charlie_whitz) January 12, 2019
Amazing actually since we keep playing atleast 2 DMs on the field at all times…
— Eeb Wasti (@TheRealestEazy) January 12, 2019
The Gunners will need some serious defensive changes if they’re to turnaround their shocking issues at the back as they continue their run of shipping goals on the road.
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