Sometimes things don’t go your way when you’re struggling down at the bottom of the division, so there was a weird feeling about Arsenal’s performance tonight.
They were well in the game after Lacazette’s equaliser, but there was just a sense that they were almost waiting for something to go wrong and for the same old hard luck story to come out.
It’s also exactly what happened as Mahrez fired a dangerous free kick towards goal, but Runarsson has to be doing so much better than this:
“It’s like a bar of soap.” ?
Oh dear! Runarsson won’t want to see this one again. Mahrez’s free-kick goes straight through his hands. It’s a howler.
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) December 22, 2020
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Getting your body and hands behind the ball is one of the first goalkeeping lessons you learn as a kid, while Alan Smith even suggested it was “like a bar of soap” on the Sky Sports commentary as it slips through his hands and into the net.