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‘ A step backwards for Arsenal’- Dion Dublin reflects on Arsenal’s loss in Carabao Cup


Dion Dublin says that the Carabao Cup defeat is a step backwards for Arsenal

Arsenal crashed out of the Carabao Cup with a 2-0 defeat at the hands of north London rivals Spurs on Wednesday night. Heing-min Son got at the end of an intelligent pass from Dele Alli to open the scoring 20 minutes into the game before Alli doubled the advantage just before the hour mark, finding the net with a brilliant chip over Petr Cech.

This 2-0 loss also marked Arsenal’s second successive defeat in all competitions after their impressive unbeaten run of 22 games came to an end with a 3-2 defeat at Southampton in the Premier League last week. And former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin warned the Gunners of the ominous signs.

Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin on BBC Radio 5 live:

“Arsenal might be taking a step backwards based on this performance. It feels like the same old Arsenal – no backbone.”

“I thought they’d got out of this zone they’ve been in for a long time where they didn’t have the backbone, with the hard-working players putting their head in where it hurts. Of late, they’ve been outstanding. But this game tonight makes me think: ‘Don’t take a step backwards.”

“Arsenal looked a bit tired, a bit leggy. They created decent chances but weren’t clinical. Spurs were men. Big, strong men who stood up to be counted in the derby. Arsenal were slightly spineless.”

“Spurs deserve to be in the last four.”

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