‘Not a chance’ – Peter Crouch comments of Arsenal’s winning chance vs Villarreal – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Former Tottenham Hotspur striker turned popular football pundit Peter Crouch feels it’s difficult to back Arsenal to win the semi-final tie against Villarreal.
Arsenal lost 2-1 against Villarreal in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final clash in Spain. However, they have got the crucial away goal ahead of the second leg.
Villareal were dominant in the game and created enough chances to kill the game.
Crouch has suggested in a Q/A session with Daily Mail that he finds a lot of things ‘wrong’ with the Gunners at the moment but accepts that Mikel Arteta’s side can pull off a victory.
Arsenal will be heading into this match on the back of a 2-0 against Newcastle United away from home. It will give them lots of confidence, and Crouch believes the Gunners have the strikers who can score any time.
Crouch wrote for the Daily Mail:
“On one hand, I look and see a club where there is a lot of things wrong. On the other, I see a team who have the ability to get a win when they really need one.
“Villarreal had enough chances to kill the first leg but Arsenal being Arsenal, they could end up getting away with it. Yesterday’s win at Newcastle will have given them some confidence and they have strikers who can score at any time. But would I put money on them? Not a chance.”
Arsenal must ensure that they stay resolute at the back and don’t concede early.
They have players who can create chances and score goals. However, it’s their leaky defence that remains a major concern.
After a disappointing Premier League campaign, Arsenal’s season rests on this particular game, and they simply cannot make too many mistakes.
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