Gunners Ride Over Champions in Grand Style


Liverpool were shocked to the marrow by an Arsenal side already slated for defeat by virtually the entire footballing sphere by an Arsenal side who is unusually struggling for Europa League qualification.

Would we blame them for writing us off against the current champions of the EPL? Not at all. Our shaky form brought that upon us, although we triumphed for good on Wednesday night.

 With our very big FA Cup semi-final game coming up against Manchester City this weekend, the boss thought it wise to do a shuffle to the team so he rested five players.

As expected, the Reds were on top from start, forcing us to stay put in our zone with their dominance and this didn't take so long to pay off. Sadio Mane's close-range finish earned them the lead.

We were on the verge of losing another game after the 2-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the North London Derby at the weekend. As fate would have it, we were able to capitalise on the frailties of our opponents.

First of all Alexandre Lacazette gave us the equaliser after a costly error from Virgil van Djjk. The French man put the keeper off balance and slotted home to make it 1-1.

Not too long after that, another mistake came up. Allison passed to Lacazette who then fed Reiss Nelson to make it two and give us the lead.

The started the second period on the high with Mohamed Salah testing Emi Martinez with one from close range. Like in many other similar situations, our goalie turned up.

The visitors continued to mount pressure on us but they still had nothing to show for it. Mane got another chance to redeem his team. Unfortunately, all he could do was to blow it wide.

In like manner, Joe Willock directed his shot wide in the closing period of the match that ended in our favour and we left with all three points for the night.

We will be at Wembley to battle it out with Pep Guardiola's side in the semi-final of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday night.

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