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Arsenal in meltdown against Ostersunds after embarrassing first-half performance

Things are looking very worrying for the Gunners right now

Who’d be an Arsenal fan, eh?

Just when you thought things couldn’t feel any worse for the Gunners this season, they go and do this against Ostersunds in the Europa League.

I mean, honestly, what is this?


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Having beaten the Swedish side 3-0 in the first-leg, the Gunners were well expected to take things easy tonight and cruise into the next round.

But nope, Arsene Wenger’s charges started the game woefully and invited their previously unheard of opponents to relentlessly attack their shaky defence.

What must he be thinking?

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What must he be thinking?

And attack they did, threatening the Arsenal goal in the opening few moments before, you guessed it, going ahead after 22 minutes.

Giving the ball away cheaply thanks to an error of judgement by young defender Rob Holding, Arsenal’s back-line then failed to intercept a pass from Brwa Nouri, allowing Hosam Aiesh to get in behind the defence and slot home past David Ospina.

Hands over eyes time, Arsenal fans.

Arsenal’s defence is non-existent

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Arsenal’s defence is non-existent

The attacker finds himself in acres of space

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The attacker finds himself in acres of space

And slots home past Ospina

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And slots home past Ospina

But wait, it’s gets worse.

Straight from the kick-off, Alex Iwobi gives the ball away, which is duly won by Ostersunds’ English midfielder Curtis Edwards who picks out Ken Sema. The little-known Swedish international then makes simple work of Calum Chambers and strikes low past Ospina.

This is absolutely nuts.

If Ostersunds manage a third goal in the second-half, then the aggregate scoreline is all-square and Arsenal will be looking towards the most embarrassing knockout since, well, England against Iceland, maybe?


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