After going in at half-time two nill down, it’s clear to see Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will have a hard time trying to keep a lid on his player’s frustrations.
Despite putting in a decent first-half performance, the Gunners are still well inferior to Chelsea, who are being led by new signing and striking powerhouse Romelu Lukaku.
First-half goals, first from Lukaku and then right-back Reece James have put the Gunners in a tricky spot and if they’re to leave the Emirates with anything, they’ll need to have a storming second half.
However, despite being two goals down, the Gunners are a touch lucky not to go down the tunnel a man down.
The closing seconds of the game’s first half saw defender Rob Holding lunge into a brutal tackle on Marcos Alonso.
Despite being awarded a yellow card, selections of Chelsea fans think the Englishman is lucky not to have seen red.
Someone explain how Holding didn’t get a red there, or a least 2 immediate yellows for the flying “tackle” and then the shove on Rudiger?
— @DukeStJournal (@DukeStJournal) August 22, 2021
Yeses Holding dude what kinda tackle was that this guy should be off the field, if that makes contact Alonso is broken in half?
— fentse (@notfentse) August 22, 2021
WTF is that Holding tackle?
— FreeLurkyMe2???? (@FreeLurkyMe2) August 22, 2021
Senseless and wild tackle from Holding.
— Professor Oak (@olewis12) August 22, 2021
Wasn’t that Holding tackle a Red card ? #ARSCFC
— obi® (@obinna__A) August 22, 2021