Unbeaten Premier League leaders Liverpool took an early lead over the Gunners on Wednesday evening courtesy of an embarrassing own goal from German defender Mustafi.
Attempting to clear an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain cross, Mustafi solely managed to prod the ball previous Emiliano Martinez and into his own web.
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Commentating for Sky Sports, Gunners hero Smith mentioned: ‘It’s basic Mustafi. Going to floor when he doesn’t should. He can keep on his ft there.
‘It’s a car crash for the defender. What a present for Liverpool.
‘It will be difficult for Mustafi to get that out of his mind. It’s simply poor decision-making.’
Arsenal equalised shortly after Mustafi’s own goal by means of Lucas Torreira – Mesut Ozil was closely concerned within the build-up.
On Arsenal’s goal, Smith added: ‘It comes at the end of Arsenal’s finest transfer by far. They did ever so effectively to maintain the transfer going.’
Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka missed Wednesday’s clash at Anfield after clashing together with his own followers during the draw with Crystal Palace. Hector Bellerin captained the Gunners in his absence.