The most important moment was a penalty kick.
For the young Bukayo Saka (21), the penalty kick is a traumatic situation.
Arsenal played West Ham United at the London Stadium on the 16th (Korean time) in the 31st round of the Premier League in the 2022/23 season, exchanging slugs and recording a 2-2 draw.
Arsenal, who gained 1 point (23 wins, 5 draws, 3 losses, 74 points), played one more match against 2nd place Manchester City (22 wins, 4 draws, 4 losses, 70 points), widening the gap to 4 points and taking an uneasy lead. kept
Arsenal took the lead with goals from Gabriel Jesus in the 7th minute and Martin Odegaard in the 10th minute. Then, in the 33rd minute of the first half, Saeed Benrama’s penalty allowed the pursuit.
In the 5th minute of the second half, Michael Antonio committed a handball foul in the box while Gabriel Martinelli shot, resulting in a penalty kick.
Bukayo Saka stepped up as the penalty kicker, but missed it and was frustrated.
Above all, after this miss, Arsenal again missed the point as West Ham scored Jared Bowen’s equalizer two minutes later.
It is the first time in the 30-year history of the league that Arsenal have drawn two goals in two matches in a row in the Premier League안전놀이터. Even if you look at the first division record that started in 888, it has only happened five times in history.
On top of that, Arsenal missed a penalty kick in the Premier League in about 8 years since Santi Cazorla’s penalty kick missed in the 39th minute of the second half when they were trailing 1-2 at West Bromwich in the 13th round of the 2015/16 season. .
For Saka, a missed penalty kick at an important moment made him suffer greatly.
Saka appeared as the team’s fifth kicker in the penalty shoot-out of the UEFA (European Football Federation) Euro 2020 final against Italy held in 2021, which was held as England’s representative, behind 3-4, and was blocked by opponent Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Saka, then 19 years old, went on to be the final kicker under a lot of pressure, and eventually shed tears as the penalty kick was blocked.
Fortunately, Saka seemed to shake off the psychological burden by succeeding in all four penalties in the league.
However, he was again put under psychological pressure when he missed a penalty in the important London derby, which was played in the championship race against Manchester City.
Arsenal could not widen the gap with Man City. Arsenal are set to play against Manchester City on April 27 at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester to decide the course of the league title.