[VIDEO GOALS] West Brom 2-2 Arsenal: Almunia/Squillaci Horror-show As RVP Rescues Point For Gunners
Arsenal fell five points behind leaders Man Utd after yet another defensive mix-up, this time involving Almunia and Squillaci, costs the Gunners dear. West Brom were ahead inside 3 minutes through a Reid header and Arsenal should have equalised after Van Persie hit the post the ball fell the Ramsey but the midfielder shot straight at Carson.
The came the error that all Arsenal fans fear when Squillaci and Almunia are on the field. A straight forward long ball down the middle was completely misjudged by Squillaci but he was still goal-side of Odemwingie and at least 30 yards from goal, but from nowhere Almunia came steeming out of his box and clattered into the French defender, the ball fell to the West Brom striker who rolled the ball into an empty net from 25 yards. Embarrassing stuff from the Arsenal keeper and defender.
But the quality of Arsenal’s forward line soon told and the Gunners got back in the game thanks to a sweet Arshavin strike before Van Persie bundled home the equaliser minutes later. The draw now leaves Arsenal trailing United by 5 points after they scored a trademark last minute winner against Bolton. Do Arsenal have a chance of winning the league with Almunia and Squillaci playing every week? I’m not convinced! Watch highlights from the game below…