Arsenal’s defence completely disappeared for Antoine Griezmann’s equaliser

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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Arsenal’s defence completely disappeared for Antoine Griezmann’s equaliser

Well, that was pretty shocking. 

Arsenal completely dominated this Europa League semi-final clash against Atletico, enjoying shot after shot as well as the lion’s share of the possession.

Still, despite going down to ten-men after just ten minutes, Atletico were strong at the back and soaked up much of the pressure.

Jan Oblak was pretty decent between the sticks, too. 

REUTERS “I was THIS close” groans Welbs[/caption]

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But the Gunners finally found a way through thanks to Alexandre Lacazette, as the Frenchman nodded home the well-deserved opener on the hour-mark.

The resistance has been broken!

Alexandre Lacazette nods Arsenal in front, but what a cross that is from Jack Wilshere 👏 pic.twitter.com/hvE3Sr89Zg

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 26, 2018

They were knocking on the door for a second for most of the second-half too, with chance after chance and cross after cross.

But they couldn’t find a way through. 

And then, out of nowhere, Arsenal’s back-line went to sleep and Atletico grabbed an equaliser completely against the run of play.

"Absolutely criminal."

Arsenal dominate for 81 minutes, and then… Antoine Griezmann comes up with a huge away goal for Atleti.

A sucker-punch for Arsene Wenger 👊 pic.twitter.com/z24UgZE60j

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 26, 2018

Seriously, what on earth were they doing at the back?

Antoine Griezmann doesn’t need to be asked twice when handed an opportunity like that, but you’ve gotta question why seasoned internationals like Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi were caught out so easily.

PA:Press Association “No wonder I’m f**king leaving*[/caption]

Arsenal now know it’ll be incredibly hard to go to Madrid and get a result.

They really needed to take a first-leg lead with them to the Spanish capital.

Concentration is key in these big European nights, and that one moment has completely changed the complexion of this tie.

Arsenal fans, you must be fuming. 

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