Arsenal don’t help themselves sometimes.
Just as they looked like getting back into the game against Premier League leaders Manchester City, they throw it all away with some schoolboy defending.
After a slick City move, David Silva broke the offside trap and was then awarded the freedom of the Arsenal penalty area to find Gabriel Jesus for a tap in.
The Gunners defenders were convinced Silva was in an offside position when he received the ball, but the replays fail to convince.
But instead of playing to the whistle, like all young players are told to do repeatedly, FOUR Arsenal players simply stood and admired instead of reacting:
Hector Bellerin, Laurent Koscielny, Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey all tried to appeal for offside instead of making any attempt to deny Silva and Jesus.
It happened just as the visitors were looking threatening after Alexandre Lacazette had pulled one back.
City were coasting beforehand, with Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero’s strikes opening up a comfortable 2-0 lead.
DREAM TEAM POINTS (COURTESY OF WHOSCORED RATINGS):
MAN CITY: Ederson 0, Walker 0, Otamendi -1, Stones 3, Delph 0, Fernandinho 5, David Silva 5, De Bruyne 13, Sterling 2, Sane 3, Aguero 8
Subs: Jesus 5, Bernardo Silva 0, Gundogan 0
ARSENAL: Cech-2, Bellerin -2, Koscielny -3, Coquelin 0, Monreal -3, Kolasinac -2, Xhaka -1, Ramsey 2, Ozil -1, Iwobi 0, Sanchez -1
Subs: Giroud 0, Lacazette 4, Wilshere 0
Booked: Koscielny, Lacazette, Monreal, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez
STAR MAN: KEVIN DE BRUYNE