The 'Pool Ruins Arsenal’s Opening Day
The curse continues.
Arsenal has become one of the Premiership's suckiest sides at getting a season's show on the road.
Not even the friendly confines of Emirates Stadium could help them this time.
It wasn't all dark skies for Arsenal, as Theo Walcott brought home some daylight in the 31st minute:
When dude's not injured, he's this good.
Philippe Coutinho put a damper on the local happiness just before halftime when he landed a perfect free kick:
This could well be called pitch perfect, even.
Then, Adam Lallana rubbed salt on Gunner injuries just at the cusp of halftime with this master stroke:
Coutinho didn't cool down in the locker room, either, bursting onto the scene again in the 56th minute.
And as usual, dude rang one up:
At the other end, though, the North Siders defense was as lose and wide as ever.
It's the 'Pool at its A-game best. One would almost believe they were BVB Dortmund.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is the true Ox in the Box.
Dude solely tore through the Reds like a hot knife through butter:
Calum Chambers put Liverpool's three points in doubt, but in the end, it was too little, too late:
The story of both defenses is the same.
And the season's first day is never one for Arsenal.