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Arsenal on par with Aston Villa? Defeat to Liverpool a actuality examine for followers who hope for Premier League title, says talkSPORT host


Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool served as a ‘actuality examine’ for excitable supporters who’re tipping Mikel Arteta’s aspect for a Premier League title tilt this season.

That’s in response to Andy Goldstein, who says he’s had loads of Arsenal followers name into The Sports activities Bar and telling him they’re gunning for the highest spots and even the trophy itself.

Arsenal took the lead towards the run of play and had different possibilities at Anfield, however Liverpool dominated the sport and claimed a deserved victory
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Effectively, they got a somewhat stark awakening by the defending champions on Monday evening, says the host.

An honest coach in Mikel Arteta, a creating group and trophies already within the bag has been lifted in current months and thumping Fulham 3-Zero on the opening day elevated pleasure.

This was intensified by the announcement of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s new contract, which induced a good bit of hysteria.

However, after Aston Villa achieved the identical 3-Zero scoreline towards the lowly Cottagers – who’ve three defeats from three – on Monday evening, Goldstein has puzzled simply why so many Gunners followers are getting so carried away.

Arteta’s Arsenal got here up quick of their first actual take a look at of the 2020/21 season
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Arsenal completed eighth within the Premier League final season.

And Goldstein believes their 3-1 defeat at Anfield reveals simply how huge the gulf nonetheless is between them and the highest, saying they had been ‘tonked’ by Jurgen Klopp’s aspect.

“Arsenal acquired performed off the park,” stated The Sports activities Bar host.

“Arsenal had 34 per cent possession to 64 per cent for Liverpool, Liverpool had 24 pictures whereas Arsenal had simply FOUR.

Liverpool gamers ‘tonked’ Arsenal, in response to Sports activities Bar host Andy Goldstein
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“I do know Arsenal arrange to absorb all of the strain and get them on the counter, that’s how they acquired their objective, they’d possibilities and [Alexandre] Lacazette can be kicking himself.

“However the gulf, the distinction between these groups in the long run…

“Once you have a look at Arsenal’s season thus far, we’ve had Arsenal followers cellphone up and say they’ll get top-four and top-three, top-two, [talkSPORT show] Drive this afternoon even had an Arsenal fan [phone to say] ‘we’re going to win the league’.

“Plenty of Arsenal assume they’re going to do rather well, however you have a look at their outcomes…

There may be a lot to smile about at Arsenal proper now, however their defeat at Liverpool could have introduced many excited followers again right down to earth
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“I do know we’re solely three video games in, however they beat Fulham 3-0 – effectively, Villa did that tonight, so now you have a look at that outcome and also you assume, ‘OK, it’s a very good outcome and an away win, joyful days’, however let’s not get too forward of yourselves, as a result of Aston Villa copied that.

“They then beat West Ham with an 85th minute winner, it was a detailed recreation, however West Ham had been extremely unfortunate to get nothing from that recreation.

“Carabao Cup recreation is the Carabao Cup, they beat Leicester I do know, nevertheless it’s the Carabao Cup.

“After which they acquired tonked tonight, they acquired completely performed of the park by Liverpool.

“I don’t see the place this confidence has come from Arsenal followers.

“I do know they gained the FA Cup they usually gained the Neighborhood Defend, I do know every thing Arsenal followers are going to say, however come on, let’s be real looking.

“I don’t see this main soar.

“Arsenal followers had been telling me on final week’s present that they’ll end above Manchester United, however how are you going to make up that ten level swing?

‘Oh, we are going to’ – how?!”



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