ARSENAL keeper Alex Runarsson can have wished to do a Runar after his howler towards Manchester Metropolis within the Carabao Cup quarter-final.
The Gunners’ Icelandic backup in some way punched Riyad Mahrez’ free-kick into his personal internet to place Metropolis 2-1 up within the 54th minute of their 4-1 defeat.
Alex Runarsson punched Riyad Mahrez’s free-kick into his personal internetCredit score: Sky Sports activities
The Icelandic stopper made the gaffe simply earlier than the hour mark in Arsenal’s 4-1 Carabao Cup quarter-final defeat to Man MetropolisCredit score: Sky Sports activities
The ball ballooned up off his gloves and into the again of the onlineCredit score: Sky Sports activities
Alexandre Lacazette’s half hour strike cancelled out Gabriel Jesus’ third minute opener and Arsenal had been very a lot within the sport.
However their momentum was dashed simply earlier than the hour mark when the Icelandic let the ball slip via his arms.
City received a free-kick simply on the ‘D’ on the sting of the field.
Mahrez whipped it in direction of Runarsson’s aspect of the purpose with the 25-year-old trying sure to cease it.
He set himself and ready to punch the fierce effort away.
However quite than deflecting the ball away, he in some way managed to divert it into his personal internet.
Phil Foden and Aymeric Laporte each added goals in the 59th and 73rd minute respectively to send the Gunners crashing out.
Talking after the sport, Mikel Arteta defended his keeper and mentioned: “He hasn’t performed numerous video games for us he is simply adapting to the league.
“All of us make errors however we’ve got to assist him.”
Requested whether or not he thought-about enjoying No1 Bernd Leno as an alternative, Arteta mentioned:”Sure, however Bernd has performed numerous minutes, he wanted some relaxation as properly and we wish to give alternatives to different gamers.
“Alex has accomplished properly in different video games and this stuff occur in soccer.”
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