Slavia Prague score last gasp equaliser after Nicolas Pepe gave wasteful Arsenal lead


by The Telegraph

The Telegraph— As Slavia Prague equalised deep into added time, to grasp the advantage in this Europa League quarter-final, Mikel Arteta turned and held his face.

the Guardian—Tomas Holes ruins Arsenal’s night as Slavia Prague snatch last-gasp equaliser. The smallest of details brings the harshest of reckonings. There were two minutes left of added time and, given Arsenal had both a one-goal lead and unhindered possession of the ball, a tentative foot in the Europa League semi-finals was theirs. Cédric Soares received possession in the left-back position but, instead of looking upfield, checked backwards and handed responsibility to Gabriel. A heavy touch later and Jan Kuchta, a Slavia Prague substitute, had spooked Gabriel into slicing the ball...

The Independent—Arsenal vs Slavia Prague result: Player ratings as wasteful Gunners are frustrated by late first-leg equaliser. Arsenal 1-1 Slavia Prague: Twice the Gunners struck the woodwork before Pepe and Holes scored late on

The Independent—Arsenal only have themselves to blame for conceding late Slavia Prague equaliser, says Mikel Arteta. The Arsenal manager said his side threw away their first-leg lead