Arsenal 1-1 Atletico Madrid: Wenger’s men rated and slated


Ospina acquitted himself very well, distributing the ball excellently as well as denying the dangerous Griezmann on two occasions in the first-half. He could not have done a lot about the Atletico goal.

If Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal finale is to be a Europa League final in Lyon his side will have to do it the hard way after surrendering a well-deserved lead to draw against 10-man Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their semi-final.

REPORT: Arsenal 1-1 Atletico Madrid: Wasteful Gunners unable to get first leg win against ten-man Atletico

Even taking into account their 80-minute numerical advantage, this was one of Arsenal’s best team displays of the campaign as a loud Emirates Stadium crowd saw Alexandre Lacazette head them in front following a largely-dominant hour of the tie.

But, as with many of Arsenal’s recent campaigns, there was to be a late sting in the tail as defensive deficiencies were laid bare to all to see as Antoine Griezmann sealed a 1-1 draw with a late equaliser.

So what went wrong for the Gunners who were so dominant in the game? 

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