Arsenal legend reveals who to blame for Tammy Abraham goal

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It was a sweet victory for Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium with the Blues coming from behind to win the tie.

Arsenal had gone in front through a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 13th minute goal, but two late goals from Jorginho and Tammy Abraham secured a massive comeback for the Blues.

Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams has now criticised Gunners defender Shkodran Mustafi for backing off Tammy Abraham on the halfway line before the Chelsea striker’s winning goal.

Chelsea scored from a fast paced counterattacking move, with Tammy Abraham exchanging the ball with Willian before beating Bernd Leno for the winning goal.

Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams has blamed Mustafi for failing to close up Abraham in the buildup to the goal.

“Chelsea have got back into the game, it’s 1-1, all game they’ve [Arsenal] been going in and pushing in and defending well, he [Mustafi] chose to drop off again,” said Adams.

“This is an old habit Arsenal have been doing week in, week out, they drop off and drop off because they’re scared, it’s fear.

“If he’d gone in on Abraham [near the halfway line] in here, stick him in there, make the foul, you saw Jorginho, you make the foul there, stop him turning, get in front of him ideally and win the ball.

“But you’re on your back straight from that position.”

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