3 things we learnt from Arsenal's 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Liverpool

  • Arsenal exited the FA Cup after a wasteful display against Liverpool
  • Kai Havertz had mixed game in forward position
  • Performance was once again good enough to earn victory

Arsenal v Liverpool - Emirates FA Cup Third Round
Arsenal v Liverpool - Emirates FA Cup Third Round / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages
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3. Performances are not a concern

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Arsenal were dominant in the first half on Sunday / Julian Finney/GettyImages

Arsenal's recent performances, though riddled with defeats, should not be a source of major concern for fans. Despite yesterday's loss, the Gunners displayed dominance for a significant portion of the game, a recurring theme in their recent outings. The issue lies not in their overall performance, but rather in the fortune that seems to favour their opponents - a trend observed in multiple preceding matches.

Maintaining control against elite teams like Liverpool is a formidable challenge, and Arsenal's ability to exert influence on the game is commendable. The impact of injuries on the team's form is undeniable, contributing to the recent setbacks. The upcoming January transfer window could prove pivotal in addressing squad depth and bolstering areas affected by injuries.

While Arsenal's overall play remains promising, the persistent concern is lacklustre finishing. Rectifying this aspect will likely see the team convert dominance into victories, and with potential reinforcements in January, there's reason to anticipate a positive turn in their campaign.


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