Danny Welbeck was tasked with saving Arsenal’s FA Cup campaign when he was thrown on by Arsene Wenger in the 68th minute against Watford.
Five minutes previously, the home side had gone 2-0 down when Adlene Guedioura scored a screamer to send the Hornets fan behind that goal into bedlam.
Welbeck hauled his side back into the tie with just two minutes remaining after playing a lovely one-two with Mesut Ozil before finishing.
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And he was given the chance to be a hero in injury time.
Alex Iwobi’s shot hit the post and the ball rebounded to Kieran Gibbs who teed up Welbeck six yards out with the goal gaping.
But the 25-year-old somehow managed to send his shot wide, and with that miss went Arsenal's chances of winning three consecutive FA Cup wins.
Watch the awful miss below:
When asked about that crucial miss, Wenger admitted he couldn’t believe it.
"It was difficult to understand how we didn’t score. I want to watch it again. It was a typical cup game against a team who comes here to fight and take their chances, with us trying to score. It was just like that, there’s not a lot more to say,” he told reporters, as per Goal.com.
The loss means Arsenal’s season hangs by a thread. They trail league leaders Leicester by eight points and are all but out of the Champions League after a 2-0 loss against Barcelona in the first-leg of their last-16 clash.
Wenger has only won three trophies since his last Premier League triumph in 2004 and will now be under increased pressure after this latest setback in their season.
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