Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool: 3 talking points as Gunners fire blanks... again

  • Arsenal was again left lamenting poor finishing in front of goal as Liverpool marched into the next round of the FA Cup

Arsenal v Liverpool - Emirates FA Cup Third Round
Arsenal v Liverpool - Emirates FA Cup Third Round / Julian Finney/GettyImages
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Arsenal's goalscoring woes continued at the Emirates Stadium as Mikel Arteta's side again wasted a host of chances in their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool.

Well, it's official - Arsenal have serious problems in the attacking third. In the Gunners' 2-0 loss to Liverpool in the FA Cup, Mikel Arteta's side again failed to take advantage of numerous chances as Martin Odegaard, Reiss Nelson and Kai Havertz were the main offenders.

It now marks three games where Arsenal, in front of goal, have looked horrible and were dumped out of the FA Cup after a dominating first half that yielded no goals.


Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool: 3 talking points as Gunners fire blanks... again

The game provided plenty of talking points; here they are.


1. Goalscoring woes are now an epidemic

Houston, we have a problem - a BIG problem.

Against Liverpool, Arsenal's attack again couldn't find the back of the net in a dominating first-half performance as the only thing lacking was a goal.

It is now crystal clear, something needs to be done and it isn't Arteta's fault. He has the team playing the right way, but when chances come players are fluffing their lines. The likes of Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli just to name a few have missed chances of late they would normally slot home.

It's officially panic time.

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