Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has revealed how he nearly broke his hand in frustration after Joe Allen’s last-ditch equaliser in January’s 3-3 draw with Liverpool.
We enjoyed one of the best games of the Premier League season against the Gunners early in 2016, sharing six goals in a thriller at Anfield where Allen was our late hero.
Roberto Firmino gave us a 2-1 lead inside 19 minutes by scoring either side of Aaron Ramsey’s strike, before Arsenal turned the game around through an Olivier Giroud brace .
Our substitute Allen then popped up with a stoppage-time leveller which denied Arsenal, and sent Gazidis red with rage as he injured his fist punching a steel bar in anger!
Gazidis said: “We’re on a rollercoaster all season, we all are. I think I nearly broke my hand when Joe Allen equalised in the last minute at Anfield, thumping the steel bar in front of me.”
Sorry, Ivan, but that moment brought us great joy and helped the Wales midfielder on his path to becoming a real fan favourite at Anfield during the second half of the season.
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