It’s fair to say Alvaro Morata will have better evenings than the one he had tonight.
The Chelsea striker missed multiple good chances in their wasteful 2-2 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates – and fans were quite keen to jump on the opportunity to criticise the former Real Madrid man’s finishing ability.
While the Spaniard has found the net ten times in the Premier League this season – most of those goals have been with his head, leading to serious question marks over just how good he is with the ball at his feet.
His first half miss following some awful defending from the Gunners drew particular abuse – but in terms of overall performance, it’s fair to say that tonight was Morata’s worst in a blue shirt yet.
SUMMARY: Alvaro Morata’s finishing vs Arsenal. ??
— SPORF (@Sporf) January 3, 2018
Morata once got sacked from Toys ‘R’ us..
He was caught giving games away.
— José The Joker (@JoseZeJoker) January 3, 2018
Alvaro Morata trying his to best to calmly slot home a one-on-one…pic.twitter.com/JS5CgW37Nj
— Adam Sweeney (@AdamWSweeney) January 3, 2018
Morata was easily Arsenal’s best defender today, sweeping up Chelsea’s throughballs and harmlessly booting it out of danger
— Brian (@BRlANFC) January 3, 2018
If Lukaku had the performance Morata has just had tonight he‘d be trending worldwide for 4 years
— UtdWay (@UtdWay) January 3, 2018
Chelsea fans thankful that chance fell to the wing back Alonso, instead of Morata 😳
— Colin Trainor (@colintrainor) January 3, 2018
While we’re sure it was a case of a one off bad performance for Morata – should he miss any more chances in the coming weeks, fans will be more than willing to remind him.
The Spaniard’s bad day at the office may have frustrated the Chelsea support tonight – especially given Diego Costa’s goalscoring return to Atletico Madrid, but there is no doubt he will ultimately make his own amends.
Jordan Norris, Pundit Arena.