Arsenal’s defense returned to making mistakes that led to goals. This time, a blunder occurs when The Gunners meet Sheffield United in the FA Cup.
Arsenal travel to the headquarters of Sheffield at Bramall Lane on Sunday (6/28/2020) night local time, in the FA Cup quarterfinals. The London cannon was leading 1-0 in the first half through a Nicolas Pepe penalty.
The visitors continued to maintain a 1-0 advantage until five minutes before the match ended. However, Sheffield were able to equalize in the 87th minute thanks to David McGoldrick’s goal.
Arsenal’s defense is responsible for Sheffield’s goal. Sead Kolasinac threw the throw ball into Sheffield, but the ball actually hit Rob Holding’s body and bounced towards McGoldrick which he completed into a goal.
Arsenal were able to respond quickly to the goal through Dani Ceballos who struck the ball into the Sheffield goal in injury time minutes. The Gunners qualified for the FA Cup semifinals with a 2-1 win.
After the match, several Arsenal fans condemned the performance of their back line who often make fatal mistakes. This is not the first time Mikel Arteta’s players made blunders that led to goals.
Previously, David Luiz became a prisoner when Arsenal beat 0-3 from Manchester City in the English League. The Brazilian defender made a blunder that led to Raheem Sterling’s goal, and was sent off for violating Riyad Mahrez in the penalty box.
Another Arsenal defender, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, also made a fatal mistake at the time The Gunners held to draw Watford 2-2 in September 2019. He failed to send the bait perfectly in the penalty box, so the ball was cut opponents and finally bear fruit.