Xhaka in Trouble After Crashing Arsenal's Top 4 Hopes


Arsenal's hopes of entering next season's Champions League group stage via a top-four finish officially ended on Sunday with a 1-1 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh earned Arsenal a penalty as he appeared to have fouled Nacho Monreal and the resulting kick by Pierre-Emerick put the Gunners ahead in the ninth minute.

The visitors got their own penalty in the 61st minute, courtesy a ridiculous Granit Xhaka challenge on Solly March. Glenn Murray made no mistake in converting it. Equaliser gained! 1-1.

Despite creating some chances, Arsenal were poor overall which was why a point was all they could get in their final home game of the season.

Fans as usual picked out players to criticize and the major culprit was the one who conceded the foul that put us in danger.

I fault Xhaka for that silly tackle, however, we would have recovered if not for the shabby and lacklustre display we brought on from our last three league games. We had about 29 minutes of regular time following Brighton's comeback.

Tottenham Hotspur have dropped to fourth spot due to their loss and Chelsea's victory over Watford. Unai Emery's boys, on the other hand, remain in fifth spot meaning that even if Spurs lose their last game and they win, they'll only be level on points.

At the moment, Mauricio Pochettino's team are ahead with eight goals on GD, and I do not expect any wide-goal win for Arsenal against Burnley.

The only way Arsenal can go to the 2019/28 Champions League is to win the Europa League trophy. A good job already started in the first leg of the semi-final where they beat Valencia 3-1. This puts them at advantage ahead of their trip to Spain for the return leg on Thursday.

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  1. I hate this arsenal side,I swear.

    1. I feel your pain mate. It's so frustrating to see our side fumble when they should take chances. Being an Arsenal fan comes with a lot of perseverance.


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