Reason why Oleksandr Zinchenko burst into tears on Arsenal bench during Liverpool clash

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Reason why Oleksandr Zinchenko burst into tears on Arsenal bench during Liverpool clash

The Gunners defender was clearly emotional after he was substituted immediately after playing a part in Liverpool’s late equaliser as Arsenal dropped points at a terrible time

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Arsenal left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko was filmed looking distraught on the bench during the Gunners’ 2-2 draw with Liverpool on Sunday and at one stage appeared to be in tears.

It was a thrilling encounter between the two teams, with Mikel Arteta’s men racing into a 2-0 lead inside the opening 30 minutes before slowly but surely, Liverpool started to gain a foothold on the tie. Mohamed Salah started the comeback with a goal on the cusp of half-time before Roberto Firmino bagged a late equaliser to break Arsenal hearts.

Had the Gunners held their nerve, they would have been in a fantastic position when it comes to the title race. Instead, their advantage at the top was cut to just six points, as well as having played one game more than nearest challengers Manchester City.

The goal that snatched a draw from the jaws of victory saw Trent Alexander-Arnold nutmeg Zinchenko, who really should have done better before the England international lofted an inviting cross into the area for Firmino to head home.

According to talkSPORT, Zinchenko’s tears stemmed from the fact that the Ukrainian international felt responsible for throwing the game away for Arsenal at such a crucial stage of the run-in.

The former City ace came in for some serious criticism come full-time, as Jamie Carragher laid into Zinchenko for the way he failed to deal with Alexander-Arnold in the build-up to Firmino’s goal.

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Arsenal’s Oleksandr Zinchenko appeared to be in tears after Liverpool equalised(Twitter@

“I can’t get Zinchenko out of my head,” Carragher claimed. “The league title’s on the line, you’ve got to be more aggressive. That can’t happen.

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