Arsenal have no title for 19 years! Losing 15 points in 8 rounds, paying the price for youth, the future can still be expected.

After leading Manchester City by 8 points and the Premier League for 248 days, Arsenal fell short. After Arsenal lost to Nottingham Forest away from home, Manchester City won the championship three times ahead of schedule, and Arsenal extended the Premier League crown-free spell to 19 years.

Saka lost his point and became a turning point.

The last time Arsenal won the Premier League title was in 2003-04. Undoubtedly, this season is an excellent opportunity for Arsenal to break the title-free spell. For various reasons, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have all been in trouble this season, while Newcastle is still in its infancy, which makes the Premier League title a contest between Manchester City and Arsenal.

After losing to Manchester City at home in the first leg, Arsenal once lost only one game in 20 rounds. After the victory over Crystal Palace, Arsenal is eight points ahead of Manchester City, which means that as long as the gunners themselves don’t have problems, they can win the Premier League title.

However, starting from the away game against Liverpool on April 9, Arsenal began to "pay tuition" for young people. With a two-goal lead, Arsenal were chased by Liverpool. In the battle against West Ham, Arsenal was tied by the opponent with a two-goal lead, and Saca missed the penalty and it became a key turning point for Arsenal to win the championship.

After the 3-3 draw with Southampton, Arsenal lost the championship initiative by losing 1-4 to Manchester City in the final. In Nottingham Forest World War I, Odegard made a mistake in returning the ball, which allowed Nottingham Forest to counterattack and score the goal. This key goal allowed Manchester City to win the championship three times ahead of schedule.

The price of youth

In the last eight rounds of Premier League, Arsenal only scored 2 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. In the first 19 Premier League games, Arsenal lost a total of 7 points, but in the last 18 Premier League games, they lost 23 points. On the contrary, Manchester City has won 11 consecutive victories. In the sprint stage of the season, the huge psychological pressure made Arsenal suffer, and they finally paid a heavy price.

Not surprisingly, in the sprint last season, Arsenal also lost in the competition for Champions League tickets, when they lost to Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle in succession.

For two consecutive seasons, the chain fell at a critical moment, partly because the team was too young. After all, the average age of Arsenal’s squad is just over 25, making it the second youngest team in the Premier League.

Injury crisis+controversial penalty

Compared with Manchester City, the thickness of Arsenal’s lineup is obviously a big difference, which makes it difficult for them to find a replacement when they encounter injuries. Jesus, Zincenko, Thomas, Niels, Ernane and Smith-Rowe were all absent for a long time.

Saliba was reimbursed in advance of the season after being injured on March 16th, and his absence made Arsenal’s defence more fragile. In his absence, Arsenal conceded twice as many goals.

At the same time, the controversial penalty is also one of the important factors for Arsenal to miss the championship. Against Manchester United in September, Martineli’s goal was cancelled, and the referee company later publicly admitted that it was also a wrong judgment.

In brentford, Ivan Toni’s goal was offside controversial. In Southampton, Jesus was knocked down in the penalty area, but the referee did not award a penalty. In addition, against Newcastle in January, Arsenal also missed a penalty.

The gunman’s future is still promising.

Although it failed to win the championship this season, it scored 18 points more than last season and won the runner-up in the Premier League. Arsenal has obviously grown and improved. It is worth emphasizing that Arsenal may finally get 84 points, which will be a new high since the 2003-04 season.

Since 2005, Arsenal’s points in a single season have never exceeded 80 points, and only once in the past five years have they exceeded 70 points. However, just like Liverpool, Arsenal also found that they met a Manchester City with higher standards.

It’s really disappointing that we didn’t win the championship, but Arsenal did make great progress, Artta pointed out. "Those who thought we would win the sixth or seventh place now say that we failed to win the second place, and that’s the answer!"

Mahrez won the Premier League title for the fifth time in his career, ranking first among African players.

Live on May 21st, after Arsenal lost this round, Manchester City has won the Premier League title ahead of schedule.

Mahrez also won the fifth Premier League trophy in his career, including four in Manchester City and one in leicester city. Mahrez also became the African player who won the Premier League title the most times in history, followed by Drogba’s four times and Yaya Toure’s three times.

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Two cities and two horses! Jiao Anjing and Guan Yousheng played in Qingdao Marathon and Tongren Marathon!

On April 22nd, the highly anticipated 2023 Qingdao Marathon will be launched soon, and the athletes who are protecting Jiao Jing and Guan Yousheng will play with passion! On the same day, the 2023 Guizhou Tongren Fanjingshan Marathon will also be fired. Zhengbao athlete Fan Shiqing will face Tongren Quanma, and Wang Jiahao will focus on Tongren Half Horse. I wish them all the best in the wind and sail again.

2023 Qingdao Marathon

Qingdao Marathon has been held for five years, and it has become an internationally renowned double-standard marathon event with professional, high-quality and high-level service. From the initial single road race to the present, Qingma has developed into a comprehensive brand race integrating exposition, online and offline series running, cultural and creative products and public welfare activities, actively promoting the digital upgrade of marathon, providing professional information services, and helping the in-depth development of the national fitness campaign.

In this year’s Youth Horse, it is estimated that 25,000 athletes from all over the world will gather at this most beautiful track to measure Qingdao’s beautiful coastline with their feet.

It is reported that the race will start at 7: 30, starting from Qingdao Municipal People’s Government, passing through Yushan Road, Longkou Road and Guangzhou Road to Sanmenxia Road, passing through Taiping Road, Macau Road and Zhuhai Branch Road, and then passing through Haikou Road, the turning-back point, until the end of Qingdao International Conference Center. Some sections will also pass through the "Net Red Wall" and "Shangjieli" blocks of University Road, so that the contestants can have a better experience and feel the urban characteristics and humanistic charm of the island city.

In addition, the exclusive race package was carefully prepared for runners before the current Youth Marseille, and all kinds of sports equipment were readily available. During the competition, innovative and diversified supplies, energy supply stations and quick-acting cooling stations are set up along the track to "recharge" the unbridled running in time.

2023 Guizhou Tongren Fanjingshan Marathon

The theme of the 2023 Guizhou Tongren Fanjingshan Marathon is "Fanshan Water Purification and Wisdom Leading", and the gun will be fired at the Fanjingshan track in Baguanxi at 8: 00 am on April 22nd. The athletes are expected to be 5,000, including 2,000 marathons and 3,000 half marathons.

The race track Fanjing Mountain racetrack is built along Jinjiang, tongren city, with a total length of 43.742 kilometers, passing through 24 villages along the route, and further extending is Fanjing Mountain, an international tourist resort and a national 5A-level tourist attraction. The lowest altitude of the track is about 270 meters, and the highest altitude is about 362 meters. The marathon has climbed 380 meters and the half marathon has climbed 170 meters. During the competition, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, experience the unique charm of running in the beautiful water of Fanshan Mountain, and appreciate the ethnic customs between rural areas.

I don’t smell the horn and drums, but I’m ready to go. On April 22nd, let’s meet the two horses again and have a hearty race together. I also wish the athletes the spirit, the level and the style!

Vieira helped the gunners stall Manchester City, and Harland overlord shot away 3 points.

Crystal Palace 0-1 Manchester City (war communiqué)

Titan sports’s all-media correspondent in Britain, Liu Chuan.

For Manchester City coach Guardiola, Crystal Palace has always been a hard bone to chew. After he coached the team, he lost points (3 draws and 1 loss) on this South London team four times, which was far less than their record against the top team Arsenal in the same period. Especially in Selhurst Park Stadium, Guardiola once saw the team draw 0-0 by the home team twice here. In fact, if the Crystal Palace didn’t take the initiative to send a penalty gift, Manchester City would probably lose 2 points in this game by a draw.

After the game, Guardiola said with some trepidation: "In my personal experience, it has always been very difficult to play at the home of Crystal Palace." In fact, it was indeed a fierce battle. Crystal Palace went for a draw from the beginning. Before Harland penalized Manchester City in the second half, Vieira’s team was not only blank in shooting data, but also only touched the ball with one foot in the restricted area of Manchester City, and the whole team’s mind was all on defense.

However, it is hard for the outside world to criticize the home team for not making progress. Counting this game, Crystal Palace has won 10 games in the league. Therefore, Vieira is very realistic when facing the blue moon. In the recent state of the team, while tightening the fence in the defense, it is the tactical arrangement of Crystal Palace that day. Vieira’s plan would have been almost successful had it not been for Ollie’s unnecessary aggression against Gundogan in the penalty area in the 78th minute.

Guardiola said after the game that although Crystal Palace seemed to be defending the whole game, he knew the danger of letting his guard down, and he was also well aware of opponents’ attempts to delay time by using the rules. This game not only tested Manchester City’s competitive strength, but also tested the team’s psychology: "They have excellent offensive players like Zaha, Olise and Ezer, and they can all create threats. Today, on the court, you can feel that they are testing our patience. They are trying to delay the game time as much as possible. At the same time, there are often six people waiting for us in the restricted area. There are two players around Harland alone watching him. The defensive players in Gundogan have always been inseparable, so we must be more patient in this situation. "

In the end, Manchester City stood the test. Harland looked very nervous before taking the penalty. He took a deep breath that was somewhat exaggerated, which made the outside world worry that the Norwegian striker would be in the same situation as Salah earlier. However, he didn’t pause and hesitate in the process of running up and starting, and cleanly punished the ball into the lower left corner of the goal and scored the only goal in the whole game.

Harland’s emotional contrast before and after the penalty also attracted the attention of the English media. Before the run-up, he looked nervous, but once he started the run-up, the Norwegian immediately appeared confident and calm. Nowadays, people usually see penalty shooters make full use of the run-up and kick-off, let the goalkeeper fall to the ground first through rhythm changes and multiple pauses, and then take the lead. Harland’s penalty kicks are completely opposite. If the popular penalty kick is a psychological contest between penalty shooters and goalkeepers, Harland’s full-speed run-up will make goalkeepers feel at a loss, and they can only choose the direction of saving in a hurry.

In an interview after the game, Harland said with a smile that he had already learned that the Red Army had lost in the morning game, but did not mention whether he had seen the picture of Salah’s penalty: "It was not easy to get three points. We know that Bournemouth beat Liverpool in the morning game. Every game in the Premier League is not simple. Tonight’s game is a battle for us. I don’t like to waste opportunities in the game. I missed an excellent opportunity in the second half today, but there was a small depression on the lawn at that time, which somewhat interfered with my shot. "

After this battle, Manchester City, which played one more game, temporarily narrowed the gap with the top Arsenal to 2 points. However, the Blue Moon will completely enter the cup mode before April. Next week, they will be busy at both ends of the Champions League and the FA Cup, and the league match against West Ham scheduled for next weekend will be postponed. In this way, if Manchester City’s rival Arsenal can seize the opportunity in the next two league games, they may use more games (one game) next weekend to expand their lead to eight points. Interestingly, Arsenal’s league opponent next week is also Crystal Palace.