Arsenal's Emirates Stadium Date: 7th January 2024 at 7:35pm
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The Gunners are out of this season’s FA Cup following a 2-0 defeat at home versus Liverpool in the Third Round. Despite creating chance after chance, Arsenal failed to hit the back of the net and the visitors took advantage in the last 10 minutes, thanks to an own goal off the head of Jakub Kiwior (80′) from a Trent Alexander-Arnold free-kick and a tidy finish from Luis Diaz (90+5′) into the top of the net from inside the area.

Arsenal XI: 1. Ramsdale, 4, White, 15, Kiwior (88′), 20. Jorginho (82′), 2. Saliba, 6. Gabriel, 41. Rice, 8. Odegaard, 24. Nelson (62′), 17. Saka, 29. Havertz (88′).

Substitutes: 10, Smith Rowe (on for Kiwior 88′), 11. Martinelli (on for Nelson 62′), 14. Nketiah (on for Jorginho 82′), 17. Cedric, 19. Trossard (on for Havertz 88′), 22. Raya (GK), 63. E. Nwaneri, 72. L. Sousa, 76. Walters.

Goals: N/A

Shots: 18 On Target: 5

Possession: 54% — Corners: 5

Fouls: 12 — Yellow Cards: 1 (Saliba 66′) — Red Cards: 0

Liverpool XI: .1 Alisson Becker, 66. T. Alexander-Arnold, 2. J. Gomez, 10. A. Mac Allister, 78. J. Quansah, 5. I. Konaté, 19. H. Elliott (75′), 17. C. Jones (75′), 9. D. Núñez, 18. C. Gakpo (59′), 7. L. Díaz.

Substitutes: 20. Diogo Jota (on for Gakpo 59′), 38. R. Gravenberch, 42. B. Clark (on for Jones 75′), 44. L. Chambers, 49. K. Gordon, 53. J. McConnell, 62. C. Kelleher (GK), 84. C. Bradley (on for Elliott 75′), 98. T. Nyoni.

Goals: Kiwior OG 80′, Diaz 90+5′

Shots: 12 On Target: 3

Possession: 46% — Corners: 2

Fouls: 15 — Yellow Cards: 4 (Elliott 70′, Clark 90+2′, Alexander-Arnold 90+4′) — Red Cards: 0

Referee: John Brooks.
Assistant Referee: Lee Betts.
Assistant Referee: Nick Greenhalgh.
Fourth Official: Josh Smith.
Video Assistant Referee: David Coote.
Additional Video Assistant Referee: Adrian Holmes.

Post-match views from the forum:

baccy_man: “This team is such a wasteful team they create so many chances and no one wants to put the ball in the net.

I don’t know why Havertz, was playing he was invisible most of the match when he had the chances to score he blew it no wonder Chelsea, wanted to let him go.

We were passing too many times as usual and we were too slow going forward we need to cut some of the passes out and move the ball around quicker.”

MikeVinna: “Doubt Mikel is under any pressure from going out of the cups. But if we continue to freefall down the table (because we can’t score goals and the likes of Fulham outplay us) there could be a decision to make come the end of the season.”

 

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