“There is no hope” Even the captain admits that he has failed to win, and the “nightmare of the young players” is repeated again
The limits of the young players were repeated again. Arsenal kicked away their chance to win the league for the first time in 19 years.
Arsenal lost 0-3 to Brighton & Hove Albion in the 36th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Emirates Stadium in London, England at 0:30 am (Korean time) on the 15th. Arsenal failed to catch up with Manchester City (85 points) in first place with 81 points.
It was an inexcusable performance. Even if Brighton has grown into a ‘dark horse’ enough to aim for the European competition this season, it was an opponent that must be caught in order to rise to the top of the league. However, Arsenal completely gave up their momentum in the second half and eventually had to accept a poor result of 0-3 at home.
‘Captain’ Martin Odegaard also admitted that winning the championship was virtually impossible. “It’s hard to accept. I don’t feel good right now. Especially in the second half, the way we played, I honestly don’t know how things went. I’m hopeless right now,” he said in a post-game interview.
Arsenal was a strong ‘winner’. With the start of this season, he continued his high-altitude march with powerful wings. Starting from the World Cup break, Arsenal were in first place with 37 points, and the gap with Man City in second place was 5 points. It was by far the best pace in history, and although it was difficult to be relieved, it was enough to say that it had an advantage.
However, after the A match in March, everything changed. The decisive factor was the injury of William Saliba. After the departure of Saliba, who has been keeping Arsenal’s rear strong throughout this season, Arsenal’s defense is hardly using its strength. In 9 league games without him, Arsenal conceded all but Newcastle. A total of 17 goals during this period, compared to Arsenal’s 25 goals in 27 games with Saliba, the difference is evident.
The limitations of the young players cannot be ignored. Manager Mikel Arteta has built a high-spirited squad with an average age of 25. They won easily when they were excited, but once they started a draw in a row, they sat down for at least 3-4 games.
The nightmare of last season repeated itself. Arsenal had an advantage in advancing to the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) until the end of the 2021-22 season, but with 3 consecutive losses in April and 2 consecutive losses, including a defeat against Tottenham Hotspur in May, they self-destructed and gave Tottenham a UCL ticket gave up토스카지노
It was the same pattern this time. The three consecutive draws in February were doubles. Arsenal dropped 9 out of 12 points with 4 consecutive draws (3 draws and 1 loss) in April alone. In particular, the 1-4 defeat in the match against Man City was virtually the same as declaring ‘no win’.
It’s not just Arteta’s problem. In the 2007-08 season, Arsenal had a blast in the early days as a young squad, but after the mid-season, it exposed ups and downs in performance and gave up the championship to Manchester United.
In the end, Arsenal was in danger of missing the championship cup again in front of their eyes. A squad of young talents was stranded at the stumbling block of ‘lack of experience’. This is nothing more than Arsenal repeating the mistake of the past days of overly trusting promising resources.