If you’re feeling kind the best you can say is that Arsenal were lucky to get a draw against Liverpool at Anfield today.They certainly played yet another uninspiring game.
There was very little passion, particularly in the first half when Liverpool kept possession of the ball for the majority of the first 45 minutes and Liverpool were certainly the superior force for the majority of that time. Apart from Mathieu Flamini’s assist to Mathieu Debuchy’s goal in the 45th minute the only input he made to the game was his (usual) yellow card. I watched a stream of the match but had to double-check to see if Flamini had actually played the second half and hadn’t been substituted at half time. Arsenal’s performance in the second half improved slightly, but yet again we failed to capitalise on a lead and gave the game away in the dying minutes, despite Liverpool being down to ten men. There was a lot of talk by the commentators about how Liverpool had failed to capitalise on set pieces, but it was their final one of the game that levelled the score to 2-2.
Liverpool 1-1 Arsenal HT: Shots: 9-2 Pass accuracy: 85%-76% Chances created: 6-2 Interceptions: 6-16 pic.twitter.com/rUgH2GfsnQ
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 21, 2014
27 shots – That’s the most Arsenal have faced since opta started gathering the data in 2003.
— AFCPressWatch™ (@AFCPressWatch) December 21, 2014
Wow man. So typical of Arsenal to let that happen.
— KSI (@KSIOlajidebt) December 21, 2014
If you’re an Arsenal fan you’re probably wondering why in the heck Per Mertesacker chose not to make a challenge on that ball. #WastedHeight
— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) December 21, 2014
If you didn’t know that Arsenal were going to concede, you probably don’t believe in global warming.
— Miriti Murungi (@NutmegRadio) December 21, 2014
— Arsène’s Son (@hughwizzy) December 21, 2014
Why did Arsenal stop playing since scoring the second? And, still not come out of their shell when Borini was sent off?!
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) December 21, 2014
Arsenal trying to hold onto a lead pic.twitter.com/RgjjXLW3HW
— FootyHumour (@FootyHumour) December 21, 2014