Arsenal Vs Liverpool: Arsenal shocking defeat in FA Cup against Liverpool 2-0


Arsenal Vs LiverpoolArsenal lost the match against Liverpool in the last 10 minutes.

Arsenal Vs Liverpool
Liverpool’s Luis Diaz, center, celebrates with teammates his side’s first goal during the English FA Cup soccer match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates stadium in London, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024. The opening goal was an own goal by Arsenal’s Jakub Kiwior. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) (Kirsty Wigglesworth / Associated Press)

 

Arsenal’s troubling goal-scoring troubles were highlighted further in a 2-0 loss to Liverpool in a heavyweight FA Cup match on Sunday.

An end-to-end third-round match was decided by two late goals: an own goal in the 80th minute by Arsenal defender Jakub Kiwior and a stoppage-time strike by Luis Diaz.

Arsenal has now lost four of its last seven games overall. The team failed to score in three of the defeats.

Arsenal wore an all-white shirt against Liverpool in the FA Cup third round on Sunday, while neither team wore red for the first time at their Emirates Stadium.

This statistic, combined with another injury to first-choice striker Gabriel Jesus, could tempt manager Mikel Arteta to make a move this month. Otherwise, Arsenal risks repeating last season’s failure, when the squad wilted late in the season and was defeated to the Premier League title by fast-finishing Manchester City.

City appears to be in good shape coming into the second half of the season, with a 5-0 FA Cup win over second-tier Huddersfield memorable for Kevin De Bruyne’s comeback from injury after nearly five months out.

De Bruyne hasn’t played since suffering a hamstring injury on the first day of the Premier League season against Burnley on August 11. The Belgium playmaker came on as a 57th-minute substitute with City leading 2-0 and supplied the cross that fellow replacement Jeremy Doku converted for the game’s final goal at Etihad Stadium.

Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, welcomed back a player he described as “exceptional” and “unique.”

“Kevin helps us to win games and there are few like him in the world,” Guardiola went on to say. “I’m sure Kevin sensed how much our people adored him. This mutual admiration will continue forever.”

The limited edition white kit is part of the north London club’s support for the No More Red programme, which aims to reduce knife crime and teenage violence.

Arsenal had previously worn the kit in FA Cup away games against Nottingham Forest in 2022 and Oxford United last year.

“Young people face multiple challenges in today’s world, and we don’t have all the answers,” said Freddie Hudson, the director of Arsenal in the Community.

“We are confident that by acting together and shining a light on the support network available across our community we can make a significant contribution to the lives of our participants.”

 


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