Arsenal is just a bunch of green grapes. They are not mature enough to return to the position of a “big man”. Despite winning 1-0 in the first leg, but the instability and lack of courage made them to lose against Olympiakos with a score of 1-2 in the second leg at the Emirates and had to stop at Europa League 2019/20.
Arsenal entered the second leg of the round of 16 of the Europa League with many advantages. Earlier, coach Mikel Arteta’s team went through a series of 3 consecutive victories, including a 1-0 victory on the pitch of Olympiakos. In particular, in the rematch with the representative of Greece, the London team also has an Emirates home advantage.
The decision of the coach
Arsenal’s Arteta coach was not subjective when launching the strongest team possible when receiving Olympiakos with famous attackers like Mesut Oezil, Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. That is why, for most of the game, the London capital team dominates the battlefield and creates more opportunities than the opponent.
The problem is that Arsenal are not effective at attacking. After the game statistics, they launched a total of 19 shots on the goal of Olympiakos. However, the home team missed too many opportunities and only scored 1 goal. In particular, the most unfortunate situation is the close-range shot in the last minute of extra time in the 2nd extra-time of striker Aubameyang but the ball misses the post.
With a total score of 2-2 after two matches, Arsenal was removed from the Europa League by Olympiakos due to the away goal rule. This is a surprising result for many people who love the London football team. But if you look through the whole process, that failure is the foretold outcome. Arsenal under the guidance of Coach Arteta is still just a team lacking bravery and stability is extremely expensive for the gunners.
With an early stop in the Europa League, Arsenal only have to focus on the Premier League front. Although ranked in 9th place, the gap between them and the final team of the Top 4 is only 7 points. The road from now to the end of the season is still long.
Of course, to be able to win to gradually rise to the Top 4, Arsenal needs to soon overcome existing problems. They need to be stronger, more personal and more stable in competition.