Slavia Prague grabbed an vital away objective as they compelled a 1-1 draw with Arsenal within the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals.
Arsenal had a variety of probabilities however didn’t capitalize and had been punished at dying. Nicolas Pepe who got here in as an alternative scored the opener for the Gunners however Tomáš Holeš netted the leveler within the stoppage time to disclaim the hosts the victory.
Bukayo Saka nearly gave Arsenal the lead within the fifth minute with the primary assault. Lacazette spun previous Zima, amassing an honest move from Holding, and performed Saka into the realm. Holes got here throughout to make a extremely good deal with, getting loads of the ball.
Initially of the second half, Arsenal received a free simply outdoors the field. Willian stepped as much as take it, he curled it in but it surely smacked off the aspect of the publish and out.
Within the 67th minute, Lacazette stole the ball very well off Olanyika in midfield earlier than driving goalwards with nobody anyplace close to. He solely had the goalkeeper to beat and determined to twist his effort to the right-wing and as soon as once more the ball pinged off the highest of the crossbar.
Within the 86th minute, Arsenal lastly took the lead via substitute Nicolas Pepe. The previous Lille man was put via by Piere-Emerick Aubamayeng and chipped the ball over the goalkeeper.
Within the stoppage time, Arsenal conceded from a nook because of Holes’ objective, and Mikel Arteta was left fuming.
Arsenal stay unbeaten of their 9 European conferences with Czech opponents (W7 D2) – nonetheless, this was the primary time they’ve didn’t win a house recreation in opposition to a aspect from the Czech Republic.