The Gunners will now be preparing for a very tough trip to Liverpool on Saturday evening, only a few days after the disappointing draw away to Brighton in the Premier League.
Unai Emery will be eager to see his side improve their form against Liverpool after what was a very frustrating outing away to Brighton.
Even though Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang gave the away side an early lead, another collapse at the back saw Arsenal concede a soft goal as they went into the half time break without being ahead yet again this season.
The game exposed a few poor performances in the Arsenal team and it might just be time for Emery to give a few players a rest while others step in to show what they can offer.
Matteo Guendouzi is perhaps too young to be getting this much playing time in his first season in the Premier League.
Bernd Leno, whom I believe has been at fault for several goals in recent weeks, should be given a time out as well.
The German goalkeeper has made some fine saves but his decision-making is almost reminiscent of Wojciech Szczesny and some of the goals he has conceded have been down to his own errors (but they have gone unnoticed since those mistakes were not necessarily ‘high-profile’ blunders).
Maitland – Sokratis – Koscielny – Kolasinac
Torreira – Xhaka – Ramsey
Iwobi – Lacazette – Aubameyang