If Everton won Friday night on the lawn of Arsenal for the first time since 1996, Carlo Ancelotti’s club owe it above all to Bernd Leno. The goalkeeper of the Gunners is guilty on the only goal of the meeting, with a huge hand fault on an insignificant situation.
Bernd Leno is definitely going through a painful season. Already guilty of a big mistake against Rapid Vienna last October in the Europa League, then sent off against Wolverhampton in February on an outing completely missed, Leno put it back on Friday night during Arsenal’s defeat against Everton (0-1).
The goalkeeper of the Gunners had yet started his meeting well by interposing in front of Richarlison in the first half (30th). But it was on an overflow from the Brazilian Toffees that Leno cracked, causing the defeat of his family. While Richarlison had tried to find a partner in the area of Arsenal, the German deflected the ball in his own goals on a huge hand fault (76th).
Arsenal could end up 11th in the standings
A big mistake that costs Arsenal dearly. The Gunners are now 9th in the Premier League with five matchdays to go to the end of the league and could virtually end up 11th if Leeds and Aston Villa win their games late. Everton, for their part, are doing the right thing.
By winning for the first time since 1996 on the lawn of Arsenal, Carlo Ancelotti’s players relegated the Gunners to six points from 8th place and can still believe in a qualification in the Europa League, or even in the Champions League. Chelsea (4th) and West Ham (5th) are only three points ahead of the weekend games.
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