UEL 2019: Arsenal struggle against Standard Liege

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UEL 2019 Arsenal vs Standard Liege Highlights – Unai Emery has been sacked but the problems still cease to exist for Arsenal FC. Freddie Ljungberg’s side needs to control games from the very start rather than coming in it at the very last minute. If Arsenal had performed the way they responded to going down by 2 goals from the very beginning, they could have very comfortably won this game.

uel 2019 arsenal vs standard liege highlights

UEL 2019 Arsenal vs Standard Liege Highlights – After a well contested but goalless first half, the hosts found a way to score through Samuel Bastien as his shot got deflected by Sokratis and beyond the Arsenal goalkeeper. This goal gave a lot of confidence to the hosts and enticed them to further extend the lead and so they did when Standard Liege got a second as Selim Amallah’s strike from inside the area flew into the far corner via a slight deflection off Konstantinos Mavropanos.

UEL 2019 Arsenal vs Standard Liege Highlights

With only 20 minutes left to play in the regular time, Arsenal found themselves trailing by 2 goals. The comeback started as Alexandre Lacazette headed the ball into the net calming the nerves of the traveling fans. Bukayo Saka then equalized with 10 minutes left on the clock, curling a neat finish into the corner to secure the draw Arsenal needed to top Group F.

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UEL 2019 Arsenal vs Standard Liege Highlights – The emergence of Saka has been one of the most important and hopeful stories for Arsenal. The 18-year-old has looked lively and showed plenty of endeavour in his 13 appearances so far for the Gunners but this was arguably his best performance to date. Saka finished the game with a goal and an assist and got denied twice by the Standard Liege goalkeeper in the second half. He was surely the best player on the pitch last night and the Man of the Match for his performance.

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UEL 2019 Arsenal vs Standard Liege Highlights – Despite the hype around Nicolas Pepe, Saka has been the hidden gem who has been consistent with his performance when others couldn’t. Saka has now assisted six goals for Arsenal in all competitions this season emphasizing his growing importance to the Gunners.

Arsenal hosts the reigning champions in the Premier League this weekend which judging by tonight’s game can be an ugly affair for the Gunners.

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