In the 20th minute of this afternoon’s Premier League clash between Norwich and Arsenal, the Canaries punished the Gunners after breaking on the counter-attack.
Scottish star Kenny McLean played a pinpoint pass into talisman Teemu Pukki and the Finnish striker charged towards Arsenal’s goal before seeing a shot from the edge of the box deflected into the back of the net.
Arsenal’s defence stood off the forward, despite him being the only Norwich player in a threatening position. Pukki was given enough time and space to have a shot on goal and the Gunners were punished.
Take a look at Norwich’s opener below:
Arsenal is off to a rough start under Freddie Ljungberg, with a goal from Teemu Pukki and this one from Todd Cantwell canceling out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's penalty ?#NORARS (via @NBCSportsSoccer)pic.twitter.com/cPIq1L3kes
— Yahoo Soccer (@FCYahoo) December 1, 2019
First blood to Norwich!
— Optus Sport (@OptusSport) December 1, 2019
Here’s how some Arsenal supporters reacted to the defending leading up to the goal:
— EGA (@ElGrandeAFC) December 1, 2019
Why does luiz always go all the way back like literally we cant catch them with a offside trap when he does that
— kool (@dontcareboutub) December 1, 2019
?? our players are awful
— Ben Kalcher (@benkalcher) December 1, 2019
What do you expect with Mustafi and Luiz in defence?
— Richard Webster (@rw_83) December 1, 2019
OH YEAH IM AN ARSENAL DEFENDER LETS LET PUKKI SHOOT AND NOT TACKLE HIM
— Joseph Petrassi (@JosephPetrassi) December 1, 2019
Arsenal had looked in control before this moment, Pukki’s strike is the first goal that the Gunners have conceded under club legend Freddie Ljungberg.