Arsenal just can’t hack it at the Bet365 stadium, can they?
The Gunners have an absolutely torrid record away to Stoke City and have accumulated just two victories in the Premier League in that very fixture. This season, it’s proven no different.
Jese Rodriguez scored on his debut, despite having trained with Stoke for just a day, to secure a 1-0 win for the Potters.
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Arsenal maintained an astonishing record of 77% possession and amassed 17 attempts but failed to beat Jack Butland.
Well, everybody but Alexandre Lacazette who rippled the net with a left-footed effort, only for the lineman’s flag to quell his celebrations. An errant heel proved costly in an extremely tight decision against the Gunners.
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Unsurprisingly, gooners are absolutely furious with yet another fruitless trip to Staffordshire.
Their confidence in Arsenal’s title hopes had already been rattled after a curious 4-3 victory over Leicester City. And any claims of heroism look to be dispelled after such a painfully familiar result on Saturday.
Impressive attacking play had bailed out Arsene Wenger’s men against the Foxes yet their final product was lacking in the final third come game two.
Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction, too.
For neutrals who sat in amusement at constant calls for Wenger’s head last season, it must be a brilliant sight. It seems the Gunners simply can’t break out of their old habits under the Frenchman.
Check out the pick of the tweets:
It’s a hard life being an Arsenal fan and now, already, their club has lost ground in the title race. You only need to look at Manchester United’s pair of 4-0 victories to establish the standard this season.
Furthermore, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City all have a game in hand to usurp the faltering Gunners.
They have little room in the way of respite either with Liverpool and Chelsea featuring in their next three Premier League fixtures. What easier way to remedy defeat than with a trip to Anfield, right?
At least the Reds are having defensive issues of their own but history, as with Stoke, doesn’t bode well.
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