Arsenal legend Ian Wright has taken to Twitter in the aftermath of last night’s 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague, suggesting three things that Arsenal needed to do in order to win the game.
Nicolas Pepe’s 86th-minute goal should have given the Gunners a slender advantage going into next week’s second leg but Mikel Arteta’s team couldn’t hang on.
Tomas Holes pounced late on to give the visitors a vital away goal and ensure that Arsenal must score at least once in the Czech Republic next week.
Wright was incensed after the contest and he took to Twitter to post a disgruntled message, revealing three things that he wasn’t happy with on the night.
Take the chances! Make the subs earlier! Finish the tie 😠 pic.twitter.com/JNLFLwY9fE
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) April 8, 2021
Arsenal’s inability to take chances has cost them countless points in the Premier League this season.
The Gunners, on their day, are a decent side but they are also a team capable of switching from the sublime to the ridiculous in a matter of moments.
Arteta isn’t without fault too. During last night’s game, he was perhaps guilty of being too cautious and had he made his changes earlier, the game would have been won at a canter.
The Spanish boss has been in the job long enough now for Arsenal fans to warrant some level of progression.
Arsenal could still reach the last four of the Europa League but it will take a big effort when they meet Sparta Prague next week.
Their league position is a cause for concern, however.
The club are miles away from competing for a place in the Champions League through a top-four finish and Arteta must address the situation next season.
If he’s still at Arsenal, that is…