The Gunners are off to Wembley again!



On Wednesday night a packed to capacity Emirates Stadium played host to the 2nd leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final. With the aggregate set at 0-0 after a deadlock at Stamford Bridge for the first leg both teams had it all to play for at the Emirates.


The Emirates suffering from low attendance of late had none of that to worry about with a sold-out crowd treated to a never before seen light show before kick-off. Arsenal lining up for the first time since Sanchez’s departure to United, who is set for his Manchester United debut against Yeovil. However, they didn’t let that get them down. Despite many betting sites naming Chelsea as the favourites, the gunners in the end prevailed.

Chelsea took an early lead after good pressure with a trade mark Hazard break through the middle and superb finish to put the visitors 1-0 up on aggregate. But it was short lived as Arsenal switched formation to 5 at the back and quickly bounced back when Nacho Monreal headed an Ozil corner only to ping pong off two Chelsea defenders into the back of the net 1-1!!

On the hour mark Alexandre Lacazette hit one square that took a slight deflection and fell to the feet of Xhaka and he did not miss from there. Arsenal put in a fine defensive display for the rest of the game to seal the 2-1 win and the trip to Wembley for the final on the 25th of February. Tickets will go on sale on the 31st of January for the final and it is looking like Arsenal will be allocated 33000 of those tickets for fans.

Elneny, who had one of his best games in an Arsenal had this to say when asked about Alexis:

“We are not a one man team”

That remains to be seen for sure, but with a cup final trip coming up Arsenal fans can all smile for now. Arsenal are still looking to strengthen their team before the close of the transfer market with striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund heavily linked with the gunners. It is reported the Gunners have made two bids for the striker and are about to make a third. Johnny Evans has also been linked as Arsenal looks to sure up it’s defence, which at many times this season has let in easy goals to cost the Gunners crucial points in the battle for Champions League places. No matter the outcome, Arsenal have it all to do, but fans will be behind them no matter what. COYG



No comments:

Post a comment