Arsenal failed to win for the seventh game in a row when they went down 2-1 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League. This was the team’s first home loss of the season and the first in Europe.
Unai Emery named a strong squad which included Captain Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Granit Xhaka. Arsenal started the bright side and should have gone ahead but Joe Willock missed a good chance with a header.
Gabriel Martinelli was in fine form and set up the opening goal with a good cross that was turned in by the skipper Pierre Emerick Aubameyang just a minute going into half time.
The visitors came back with renewed energy in the second half and pulled a goal back through Daichi Kamada just ten minutes after the restart.
The striker was at it again when he punished slow confused defending from the Gunners to smash a right-footed volley into the bottom corner for his second and Frankfurts second of the game.
A half-empty Emirates Stadium immediately began booing especially after Unai Emery introduced Lucas Torreira instead of the attacking-minded Nicholas Pepe or Alexandre Lacazette.
The Gunners huffed and puffed but could not find a way past Frankfurt stretching their winless run to seven matches in all competition. They however remain top of the group with ten points but will need one more to qualify for the next round.
The loss raises serious concerns on the future of Unai Emery who could be sacked before the Gunners travel to face Norwich City on Sunday in the league.