5 Games That Cost Arsenal Title Push

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Tottenham (A)

Arsenal’s last league defeat was back in February at the hands of their bitter North London rivals at White Hart Lane – Harry Kane the tormentor on the day.

The Gunners drew first blood when Mesut Ozil gave Arsenal the lead after 10 minutes of the first half, thanks to some great work on the wing from Danny Welbeck.

However, Arsenal were undone by Kane’s two predatory second half strikes, the winner coming very late in the game. It was at this stage of the season which Arsenal’s defensive structure had changed immensely – the result against Manchester City being the pinnacle turning point – but this gameplan didn’t quite work for them this time round.

Overall Arsenal had a poor game. They lacked their usual fluency, losing the crucial midfield battles with some disjointed passing. When they were without possession they sat too deep and invited too much pressure, and were slow to provide support on the counter .

Tottenham ran deserved 2-1 winners on the day and claimed 3 satisfying points, inflicting another title damaging result for Arsenal’s season. Had Arsenal won all these games, they would’ve been 3 points ahead of Chelsea a the top of the table.

So despite Arsenal’s resurgence in this calender year, their early season blunders has left them feel regret and wonder of what could’ve been. Better luck next season.

 

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