Arsenal’s new manager Freddie Ljungberg was unable to break his team’s winless streak as the Gunner now go a record 8 games without a win.
The Gunners who hoped their fortunes would change after the sacking of Unai Emery last weak were held to a 2-2 draw as they clashed against Daniel Farkes’s Norwich City side on Sunday.
Once again it was the Gunners shoddy defending that let the side down as Norwich City took full advantage of the gaps and mishaps.
Norwich forward Teemu Pukki put his side in front with an opening goal in the 21st minute of play thanks to a deflection off Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi.
Arsenal came back with an equalizer thanks to a penalty conversion from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after his first attempt had been saved by Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul. Luckily for him the penalty had to be retaken when 4 Norwich players were penalized for encroaching during his first failed attempt.
Norwich came back to take the lead just before the halftime break as Todd Cantwell was able to break through Arsenals poor defensive line and score a goal sending the home side in to the half time break with a 2-1 lead over visiting Arsenal.
Aubameyang scored his second goal for the Gunners in the 57th minute off play from a corner leveling the teams at 2-2 which is how the game ended.
Freddie Ljungberg has an uphill battle ahead of him needing to get Arsenal’s defense back up to scratch during his interim run as manager if he has any hopes of keeping the team in contention for a Top 4 finish at the end of the season.
When asked if the Gunners stood a chance of landing a spot in next years Champions League the Gunners manager responded:
“Yes, 100%. Like you have seen, people drop points here and there and we drop points and it is a bit of a crazy league at the moment.”
Hopefully Arsenal will find a way to end this terrible streak of theirs as they face Arsenal Brighton at home in their next Premier League game on Thursday.