The Gunners fail to capitalise on home advantage in the Europa League quarter-finals with a home draw against Slavia Prague.
Arsenal attempted to learn from their mistakes against Liverpool by dropping some of the members of the 'little Mafia'. Despite introducing more youth, however, Arsenal were again wasteful infront of goal, and error strewn defending goal.
With a front four of Lacazette, Willian, Saka and Smith Rowe, Arsenal attempted to blend experience and youth, however, the gamble failed when several chances, which should have been scored, went high, wide, and into the sunset.
Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Soares, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Smith Rowe, Willian and Lacazette
Kolar, Bah, Holes, Zima, Boril, Stanciu, Hromada, Provod, Dorley, Sima, Oladeji Olayinka
According to BuyorSell:
"Some feel that Arteta made substitutions at the wrong time. In reality, you can make them at any time you like, but if you make errors as Arsenal do so regularly, you will never win..under any circumstances. The harsh fact is that barring a massive change of fortune, Arsenal's season looks dead and buried, given that the local UK team will play away to a team that not only has a clear advantage, but the record that says that a loss is unlikely...against any opposition."