So the result and the way we played were hugely disappointing! We conceded two cheap goals on set pieces where our defending was suspicious.
Leno was again guilty in the build up and in conceding goals and Bellerin was just horrible the whole game. Luiz had a tough night as well. Xhaka went back to his old slow habits and Ozil was also unseen for large parts of the game. Pepe was rather unsuccessful in creating danger and Laca was also not too good but he hardly got any service.
So out of the competition, probably no European cup for us next year and we will also now lose Aubameyang this summer.
But there is a slight Ray of hope:-
Auba is still with us and we better enjoy his goal scoring while we can.
Saka can be considered a starter now for us.
In a sudden twist of fate, Mustafi is now actually our most solid defender.
As we look to next season already, we know that we need new players and maybe a new GK as well.
Bellerin needs to be challenged big time at RB, Kola will need to go and a better LB option is also needed and we still need two CBs as it is time to get rid of our Greeks and maybe send Holding on loan.
At DM, we still need a player and if we don’t keep Ceballos, we need a player there too. We’ll need to replace Aubameyang as well.
But we have Saka and we have Martinelli and Arteta and this gives me hope.