Arsenal and Chelsea were just as bad as each other during the first half of their Carabao Cup first leg tie, and while in the initial meeting between the two in the league, it was all about Alvaro Morata missing chance after chance, this time there were other culprits.
It wasn’t a great night at the start for Morata, who didn’t exactly cover himself in glory once again, and there were plenty of people who were willing to have a go at him on Twitter, but Arsenal fans were also ready to have a pop at Alxandre Lacazette as well.
With Alexis Sanchez on the bench and looking like he is set to leave the club, and Wenger cryptic at best over the explanation for dropping the forward, it seems that the Gunners need their summer signing to step up.
However, the game was far from a classic, and no one really lit it alight in the first half, with both sides going in at the break level and most fans half asleep and wondering if the second half would even pick up or if 90 minutes of utter dross was on the cards.
Best of Twitter
If Giroud was playing the way Lacazette is y’all will be telling Wenger to sign a new striker
— T’Challa (@jimmiekyalo) January 10, 2018
— Shaun (@da_judge) January 10, 2018
Firmino is better than Lacazette, Lukaku and Morata all put together.
— Shåne (@lfcshaaane) January 10, 2018
Our front 3 consists of Welbeck Iwobi (our two worst finishers), and Lacazette who’s low on confidence. Does anyone expect us to score?
— Zak (@WengersWay) January 10, 2018
Lacazette trying hard to do the Morata challenge. Nice!
— Ø.T™🇬🇭 (@OTballer) January 10, 2018
All the stick Morata is getting. Lacazette is starting to look like a 50 million El Hadji Diouf
— Çó|m (@AskMyBollix) January 10, 2018
Alvaro Morata definitely uses Asda Smart Price wet look gel. #Dweeb
— Jack Dixon (@JCD992) January 10, 2018
£70m for a better looking Duncan Ferguson #Morata
— Caolán McGinley (@CaolanMcGinley) January 10, 2018
Morata plays like he’s always had a massive spliff before he runs onto the pitch. Slow to react to situations. Not saying he can’t be quality on his day.
— David (@discojeww) January 10, 2018
— Mimitracy (@T_oluwani) January 10, 2018