Arsenal Bad News Ahead Of Man City Match
Arsenal gained nothing.
Arsenal lost 1-2 to Lens in the second leg of Group B of the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage held at Stade Vollarte Delelis in Lens, France at 4 a.m. on the 4th (Korean time). suffered a defeat.They suffered a 1-2 comeback loss to Lens in the second leg of Group B of the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage held at Stade Vollart Delelis.
Arsenal’s victory was expected. Arsenal, who are challenging to win the Premier League (PL) this season following last season, are showing good progress in the early stages. 5 wins, 2 draws (17 points) in 7 league games. He scored a whopping 4 points in the previous game against Bournemouth, boosting the mood ahead of the Lens game.
As expected, Arsenal led the game. Even though it was an away game, they maintained their team colors and increased their possession rate. Based on soccer statistics media ‘WhoScored’, 66.9% market share. He was also ahead in most indicators, including shooting and passing success rates and number of dribbles.
However, the game ended with Lens winning. Arsenal took the lead in the 14th minute of the first half when Gabriel Jesus scored the first goal, but lost consecutive goals in the 25th and 24th minutes of the second half. In the second half, changes were made by bringing in Emile Smith Rowe, Reiss Nelson, Ben White, and Eddie Nketiah, but Lens’ goal did not open.
Arsenal lost the game. To make matters worse, he also lost his ace. The main character is Saka. Saka, who started this game and assisted Jesus’ score, felt pain in his leg while making a backheel pass midway through the first half. He ultimately decided that he could not play in the match and manager Arteta brought on Fabio Vieira in his place.
After the match, manager Arteta opened up about the extent of Saka’s injury. According to British media ‘Football London’, he said, “I felt discomfort in my muscles while attempting a backheel pass in the first half. We don’t know anything about Saka’s condition yet. It is unclear whether he will be able to play this weekend.”
This is major bad news for Arsenal. Arsenal are set to face Manchester City this weekend. As it is a 6-point game, it is a game that requires a win. However, if Saka, who is a big part of Arsenal’s strength, is missing, it will not be an easy game.