Some Arsenal fans criticised Unai Emery’s tactical decisions in the 3-1 loss against Liverpool. Arsenal were beaten by European champions Liverpool at Anfield in a disappointing match.
Liverpool raced into a three-goal lead. Joel Matip’s first-half header gave Liverpool a lead. Then, Mo Salah produced a double to take the game away from Arsenal after half-time. Lucas Torreira scored a late consolation for Arsenal.
Arsenal’s summer signing David Luiz made two glaring mistakes in this game. The Brazilian defender pulled Salah’s shirt in the box to give away a penalty early in the second half. Then, he was beaten by a sharp Salah turn in the build-up to the third goal.
But many Arsenal fans also blamed Emery’s decisions for their downfall. The Spaniard left Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira on the bench. And his tactics were centred around containing Liverpool with fans questioning why he was not more attacking.
Here are some tweets from Arsenal fans discussing Emery’s decisions at Anfield.
The coach let us down with his selection, we hope to see Torreira and Lacazette start
— MAJIMBO A GEORGIADIS (@MajimboAG) August 24, 2019
@UnaiEmery_ got it wrong, end off. His starting XI and tactics was wrong. Didn’t expect to go o Enfield and run them to the ground, but we laid and let them walk all over us
— Sasuke Uchiha (@NaijaArsenal) August 24, 2019
Stop benching laca and use the three front striker,don’t you see Liverpool front three 👀…
— Yusuph (@Yusuph09207543) August 24, 2019
Big games = defend defend defend #Emeryball
— Felipe Pépé (@AFCGSW) August 24, 2019
This is unai emery’s fault.. Why bench lacazette and toreirra
— @evidence_jagaban (@EvidenceJagaban) August 24, 2019
I’m optimistic that @UnaiEmery_ will be sacked. That’s a situation I’d like very much!
— Thomas Crescenzi (@ThomasCrescenzi) August 24, 2019