Issues simply go from dangerous to worse for Mikel Arteta. Misfiring within the Premier League and now Arsenal are out of the Carabao Cup with a 4-1 defeat at dwelling to Manchester City.
It appeared the Gunners had been in resurgent temper when Alexandre Lacazette cancelled out Gabriel Jesus’ early opener as the 2 sides went in at half time all sq..
However the sloppy Arsenal that has been so frequent this season was effectively and actually on show after the break as Pep Guardiola’s facet scored 3 times to comfortably guide their place within the semi-finals.
Riyad Mahrez received their second as his free-kick squirmed by way of the palms of Alex Runarsson, who additionally didn’t cowl himself in glory throughout the first objective.
Phil Foden gave the guests a cushion in opposition to their more and more despondent opponents earlier than Aymeric Laporte nodded in a fourth so as to add to Arsenal’s embarrassment.
The place does this depart Arteta now?
It genuinely appeared like Arsenal’s season was turning a nook as they recovered from that early setback, Lacazette levelling as he headed dwelling Gabriel Martinelli’s cross from the left.
This got here after Jesus gave City the lead inside the primary two minutes as he nodded in Oleksandr Zinchenko’s cross with Runarsson all at sea as he received all of it improper when making an attempt to gather the ball.
Runarsson made up for his earlier error as he stored out a Jesus effort simply earlier than the break. However he received’t wish to see his goalkeeping within the 54th minute.
Mahrez’s not notably highly effective strike went straight on the Icelandic keeper however the ball inexplicably slipped by way of his fingers.
The tie was throughout moments later as Foden received in forward of Runarsson to cutely clip the ball into the web. Nonetheless, Arsenal can really feel arduous finished by that this objective stood because the England worldwide was offside however the linesman’s failure to identify it and the truth that there was no VAR meant the objective stood.
There was extra distress in retailer for Arsenal on 73 minutes as some woeful defending allowed an unmarked Laporte to move in Foden’s cross from the proper after City took a brief nook.
City’s second-half objectives got here by way of their first three makes an attempt on objective which sums up simply how dangerous the state of affairs is on the Emirates Stadium.