Looking for highlights to refresh the memory of major incidents in the game, the go-to place is often Arsenalist. The clip descriptions for last night seem to form a decent match report, illustrating the fact that we didn’t really have many clearcut chances whereas Atletico did. Fair reflection or not? Here they are……..
Ospina punches it away early
Dangerous Lacazette cross
Huge Diego Costa chance
Oooo…Monreal almost pulls it back for Lacazette
Good Arsenal play but Bellerin’s cross is poor
Big Lacazette chance, doesn’t get shot off
Atletico volley – Ospina save
Ooooo…Atletico just wide
Diego Costa goal 1-0
Welbeck fouled very smartly to stop Arsenal break
Big Ramsey chance – can’t get clean shot off
Chambers bails out Mustafi (who fell) on Costa chance
Dangerous Ozil cross…nobody at the end of it
Ozil wins it back, but cross is cleared
Huge chance Costa/Griezmann, they should have scored
Bellerin cross poor
Mikhitaryan chance, over
Monreal heads it down into the box – nobody there
Great Xhaka tackle on Griezmann
Costa and Mustafi double bookings
Ozil doing stuff you expect Welbeck to do
Is this….is this a cross?
Can one of you please effin shoot
Ospina save on Torres
Ospina – Made some decent blocks … 6
Bellerin – Wakey wakey for the Costa goal, crossing poor throughout … 5
Mustafi – Shkodran seems a bit thick, left on his backside far too often … 5
Koscielny/Chambers – Poor Laurent, perhaps a career-ending injury/ Calum did well with a few fine interceptions/recoveries … 6
Monreal – Worked hard to find something for us to bite on around the Atletico goal … 6
Wilshere – Seemed to lack belief … 5
Xhaka – Granit gave full effort but is never going to be the one to unlock a resolute defence … 6
Ramsey – Nothing really came off, looked a bit lightweight … 5
Ozil – Some dangerous moments but couldn’t find anyone to finish off his good work … 6
Welbeck – Gave everything but still lacking that last little bit of quality … 5
Lacazette – Plan A requires Alexandre to have some service, Plan B may have been what Arsenal required last night … 6
Just not good enough on the night against one of the best defences in Europe.
Such a shame for Kos – his Achilles has been an accident waiting to happen. Two new centre backs please, Mr Next Arsenal Manager.
Oh well, on we go to Sunday’s 6th place decider.