Arsenal were held to a goalless draw by a highly spirited Hull City side and we take a look at five things learnt from the game.
Lack of Ruthlessness cost the Gunners:
The Gunners controlled majority of ball possession but failed to punish the opponents in front of goal. The Gunners were dangerous moving forward but Hull City’s goalkeeper who put in a man of the match performance today denied the likes of Joel Campbell, Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck from putting their names on the score sheet.
Ospina is lacking in confidence:
The goalkeeper has spent majority of the season on the bench and that has really affected his confidence. Although the keeper did a good job when called upon to make routine saves, he looked shaky and indecisive trying to collect crosses.
Iwobi is a quality player with huge potential:
The youngster didn’t fail to impress in the 72 minutes he spent on the pitch, he linked up with his fellow attackers well. He had 2 chances on goal which he narrowly missed. Wenger would really be proud of his decision not to send the youngster out on loan.
Sanchez still lacks match sharpness:
The winger was introduced to help save the Gunners from having to replay the game, however he couldn’t influence the game as expected, his movement and passes lacked the required sharpness and it was obvious the attacker still has a lot to do to get back to full fitness.
The forward was superb today, he was one of the best performers on the pitch despite not playing the full game. It was obvious he is still buzzing from last weekend’s winner against Leicester City and was unlucky not to get another one against Hull.
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