Chelsea endured a disappointing loss against arch-rivals Arsenal in the International Champions Cup clash between the two sides at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. However, a major talking point that emerged during the game was perhaps Alvaro Morata and his glaring inconsistency in front of goal that was quite evident on the night. The Blues started the game strongly but were put to the sword for not converting the bulk of their chances. The Spaniard struggled to find his feet and even missed a first half penalty in the 15th minute after a rather weak effort on goal was parried away by Petr Cech.
In the end, Unai Emery’s men prevailed over Chelsea in the end and won 6-5 on penalties courtesy of Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s unsuccessful spot-kick to cap off Arsenal’s International Champions Cup campaign on a high. Meanwhile, Twitter did not resist from brutally trolling Morata for his dismal outing.
Get Florentino a statue outside Bernabéu, how on earth did he manage to get €70m for Morata
— Ryan. (@Rygista) August 1, 2018
Dear United fans,
Sorry for ever saying that Morata > Lukaku. It is very clearly not the case. Apologies again.
— ¹⁰ (@ClinicaIEden) August 1, 2018
Alvaro Morata's first half against Arsenal:
3 big chances
1 missed penalty
0 goals pic.twitter.com/8hUrACmaNF
— bet365 (@bet365) August 1, 2018
Hudson-Odoi is singlehandedly trying to recreate Morata, but Morata be like, “nah, I prefer to struggle.”
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) August 1, 2018
Petr Cech hasn’t saved a single penalty in his entire Arsenal career…
Alvaro Morata: hold my hairdryer….
— Kenneth (@NiceGuyKenny) August 1, 2018
Credit to Alvaro Morata for putting in a worse performance tonight than the guy who designed this Chelsea kit pic.twitter.com/qEhUGzdV6v
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) August 1, 2018
People need to get off Morata's back.
Breastfeeding twins isn't easy.
— losriley (@losriley) August 1, 2018
Alvaro Morata's first half against Arsenal #AFCCHE :
— Veloso ???? (@VelosoHD) August 1, 2018