‘He just goes to sleep’: Arsenal legend Lee Dixon singles out Zinchenko for blame insisting his lack of awareness led to Southampton’s third goal

By Sportarsh Team
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Arsenal dropped points for the third time in a row after a 3-3 draw with Southampton at home.

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Ramsdale’s blunder allowed Soton to take the lead after only 25 seconds. And it was 2-0 against Arsenal 13 minutes later.

Martinelli did score for the Gunners making it 2-1 at halftime.

However, the Gunners fell behind 1-3 after the break as a corner was floated to the back post and met by Caleta-Car, who was being marked by Zinchenko.

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With stoppage time looming, the Gunners managed to score two late goals (Odegaard and Saka) to tie the game at 3-3.

Lee Dixon was dissatisfied with how Arsenal conceded the final goal and expressed his views after the game.

He stated:

“Look at Zinchenko for Southampton’s third goal,’ Dixon said. He’s got his man, he’s looking at his man, he’s got his arm in the air and then he just goes to sleep.

“He’s not a brilliant defender. He’s brilliantly on the ball and Arsenal use him to their strengths with the ball. But without the ball, we saw him play a role in Liverpool’s equaliser at Anfield and again today.”

“He’s got to be alive as a defender, whether you sometimes go into midfield or not. It’s your job to keep the ball out of the back of the net.”

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