All footballers agree the sport simply isn’t the identical with out followers inside, however Sead Kolasinac would’ve felt in a different way for a fleeting second throughout Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Molde on Thursday night time.
That’s as a result of the Gunners defender one way or the other missed an open purpose when the scores have been locked at 1-1, one thing that will have been met with a collective gasp and probably some boos had the Arsenal devoted been in attendance.
He shanked the ball over after Molde keeper Andreas Linde palmed Joe Willock’s deflected cross straight into the Bosnian’s path.
Fortunately for Kolasinac and Arsenal, he was later bailed out by Molde’s Sheriff Sinyan and teammates Nicolas Pepe and Willock.
Earlier, the Norwegian aspect, who was managed by under-pressure Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, took a shock lead via Martin Ellingsen’s long-range effort.
Mikel Arteta’s aspect have been degree simply earlier than half time as Kristoffer Haugen turned the ball into his personal web.
As talked about, Kolasinac missed the sitter however his blushes can be spared ten minutes later, though Molde’s wouldn’t as Arsenal profited from one other personal purpose by the away aspect.
And the competition was put past any doubt as Pepe swept residence Bukayo Saka’s cross from the left. Willock added one other on 88 minutes.
It’s a most 9 factors for Arsenal, who’re high of Group B on the midway stage of the group matches.
However this may fairly probably be remembered for Kolasinac’s surprising miss. Beneath you possibly can see it in all its ‘glory’.