Pulverized this Tuesday by Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the English League Cup (1-4), Arsenal continues its descent into hell.
If Mikel Arteta hoped to be able to take advantage of this break in the Carabao Cup to regain some serenity, it is missed. In great difficulty in Premier League (15th, with four small points ahead of the red zone), Arsenal dived in the League Cup on Tuesday, against a team A ‘(not to say B) of Manchester city. The Gunners bowed wide at home (1-4) and therefore let the Skyblues slip away in the semi-finals.
From the third minute, Gabriel Jesus put a first blow on the head of Londoners (0-1), but Alexandre Lacazette, tenured by Mikel Arteta, justified the choice of his coach to bring Arsenal up to standard (1-1, 31st ). What to join the locker room with the whole hope of being able to achieve something against the ogre from Mancun. Alas, because the second half will see the fragile London castle collapse.
Runarsson leads the Gunners
First of all because of the injured Martinelli leaving until then very interesting (49th, replaced by Nicolas Pépé). Then due to a free kick from Riyad Mahrez on which Runar Alex Runarsson weighed down his team with a grotesque hand fault (1-2, 54th). Five minutes later, Phil Foden (yet offside, but not reported as such) lobbed the goalkeeper to offer a final break to the Cityzens (59th) who worsened the mark before the last quarter of an hour.
On a service from the same Foden, Aymeric Laporte placed a perfect header to seal the score (0-1, 73rd), and the victory of Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s men are therefore qualified for the semi-finals and will face the winner of the match between Everton and Manchester United, scheduled for Wednesday (9 p.m.).