ARSENE WENGER’S day went from dangerous to worse after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a stunner in opposition to Manchester Metropolis.
After a humiliating 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth, the very last thing Gunners followers wished to see was a former participant stun the champions elect.
However Oxlade-Chamberlain did simply that as he drove in the direction of the world earlier than beating Ederson with a wonderfully positioned drive.
Followers had been fast to criticise the choice to let the midfielder – who was usually performed out of place on the Emirates – depart over the summer season.
However in a silver lining for the Frenchman, Ox’s strike might assist the Reds finish Metropolis’s unbeaten run – defending the Invincibles’ legacy.
Victory would see Liverpool climb above Chelsea into third, whereas Arsenal sit sixth after a poor run.
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Earlier as we speak, Callum Wilson and Jordon Ibe scored late because the Cherries come from a purpose all the way down to sink Wenger’s hapless Gunners.
Arsene Wenger left Alexis Sanchez out of the squad because the Chilean prepares to make a transfer to Manchester – with United now sturdy favourites to beat Metropolis to his signature.
And Sanchez is abandoning a aspect sadly missing in star high quality and now 5 factors off the Champions League locations after taking simply two factors from the final accessible 9.
Hector Bellerin had fired the Gunners in entrance early within the second half however a disastrous five-minute interval for the guests noticed Wilson equalise and Ibe drill a shot by way of Petr Cech’s legs.
After final weekend’s FA Cup defeat at Nottingham Forest, Wenger’s group are actually again in acquainted disaster mode – with Sanchez absolutely glad to be deserting this sinking ship.