A truly awful night in the Champions League once again for Arsenal and this seems to hurt more than any other.
Monaco was described as a dream draw and with a depleted squad, this was suppose to be a formality or us.
However that wasn’t the case and the start of the game from the team set the tone.
In the first few moments of the game it seemed as though the tactic was to put the Monaco under pressure.
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Danny Welbeck had a chance which he skied and Alexis Sanchez tried a chip at the edge of the area.
After that however, the tempo in our football died and Monaco started to take control.
The control resulted in goal 7 minuted before half time as Geoffrey Kondogbia, who was probably the man of the match, had his long range effort deflected past Ospina.
In the second half, you have to wonder what was said in half-time as the situation didn’t improve. A counter-attack started by former Spurs forward Dimitar Berbatov was also ended by the front-man.
Olivier Giroud, who was atrocious all evening and fluffed the only decent chances we could produce struck the ball over the bar with the goal gaping.
We seemed to grab a foothold in the game when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who came on for Francis Coquelin, scoring a marvelous goal.
The hope was short lived however, with the player seemingly not learning from past experience and forgetting there is a second leg. We opened our defensive line and Yannick Ferraira-Carrasco ran almost the length of the first to fire past Ospina.