Soccer / unai emery

Can the Gunners Stand the Tension or Break?
once again Arsenal found their selves in that same position they have battled for many years under their new boss Unai Emery, "fighting for top four finish in the English league as well as a tough battle to qualify for the next round in the European competition". during the weekend league match against their fellow London rivals Tottenham they had the opportunity of moving just one point off spurs in the league standings but they threw it away by gifting spurs a 74th spot kick which Harry Kane did well to convert. Arsenal took the lead in that game through juventus bound Aaron Ramsey in the 16th minute, even though another chance came to reclaim their lead towards the end of the game, former Dortmund striker and Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang failed to score a spot to end the game in a disappointing draw from the Arsenal point of view. after cruising through their europa league group stage and finishing top the spirit was high and they faced BATE in the round of 32 but things didn't go all rosy in the first leg as they lost one goal to nil away to the boys from Belarus. All thanks to a powerful return match at home at the emirates saw them fire three goals pass their opponent to book their place in the round of 16 against Stade Rennais from France. France Stade Rennais gave Arsenal a very huge portion of the French fries, it was more or less a humiliating defeat for gunners as they stand in the edge of the elimination sit from the europa league. Taking the lead in the match wasn't a criteria for victory as stade came from behind to win the game 3-1 leaving arsenal to lick their wounds and wallow in their error. Sokratis double yellow saw him sent off four minutes to half time and an own goal by Nacho Monreal blessed Stade their second goal of the game. is this another repeat of what has been occurring season after season under Arsene Wenger tenure, we all recall how the gunners suffered series of defeats in the knockout stage in the hands of barcelona and Bayern Munich especially the 10-2 aggregate. so the big question is will they turn their fortune around and knock out stade as well as finishing top four in the league or will they fall of the pecking and record another disappointing season. *All images are google sourced* Thanks for reading 👏👏