Jamie Carragher feels sorry for Alex Iwobi and Stephan Lichtsteiner after Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester City

first_imgAdvertisement Stephan Lichtsteiner struggled to cope with Man City’s movement (EMPICS)‘It was almost like a front five for Man City up against a back four.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Guendouzi and Toriera in midfield didn’t seem to know what to do. I’m not sure what they could have done, if they go back there it ends up being almost a back five.‘This is all happening 100 miles per hour, you’re away at Man City, it happens so quickly. If there was an extra player there he could concentrate on Sterling.‘I feel sorry for Lichtsteiner there.’ Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 6 Feb 2019 10:33 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Arsenal were beaten by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium (AFP/Getty Images)Jame Carragher admits he ‘feels sorry’ for Alex Iwobi and Stephan Lichtsteiner after Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.Unai Emery’s side were beaten 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium following a hat-trick by Sergio Aguero, although Laurent Koscielny had pulled the Gunners level in the first half.Iwobi was at fault for Aguero’s opener as he failed to clear the ball, while Lichtsteiner struggled to cope with City’s movement on Arsenal’s right flank.But Carragher has some sympathy for both Arsenal players.ADVERTISEMENT‘Look at the problems Lichtsteiner had look at the arm out – who’s got Silva? Who’s got Silva? With the midfield players running at space,’ Carragher told Sky Sports. Jamie Carragher feels sorry for Alex Iwobi and Stephan Lichtsteiner after Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester Citycenter_img Alex Iwobi gave away the ball ahead of Man City’s first goal (AP Photo)Speaking about Iwobi’s mistake, Carragher said: ‘I feel for Iwobi here.‘We know he should have cleared it long. I think when he gets it here he doesn’t know his two strikers are in the box.‘I’m just thinking about it from his point of view. He controls it, stops, looks up and he doesn’t see anything. There’s a defender right in front. There’s that sort of brain freeze and you panic.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Number one I can’t go past him by my own goal, he looks at Lacazette and thinks I don’t want to give it to him and put him in trouble.‘He does nothing. He doesn’t know what to do. Yes he should have played it long but I don’t think it’s so much that. I think he’s looked up and just not seen anyone.‘You’ve only got half seconds to think ‘what am I going to do’ and then Laporte has took it off him. That’s why I feel for him a little bit. His two strikers are in the box.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Advertisementlast_img


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