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Lens 2-1 Arsenal: How it happened

Arsenal has got their first loss of the season after getting beaten by Lens in the UEFA Champions League group stage matches.

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In a surprising turn of events, Arsenal suffered their first loss of the season last night as they were beaten 2-1 by Lens away from home. The full-time whistle blew, sending the home crowd into raptures as they celebrated a famous victory at Stade Bollaert-Delelis.

The Gunners initially took the lead thanks to a mistake from Lens’ Thomasson. His loose pass was intercepted by Saka, who then set up Jesus to rifle home and put Arsenal ahead. However, Lens quickly responded, with Thomasson redeeming himself by finding the back of the net with a sublime finish to level the score shortly after.

It was Lens who ultimately kicked on and secured the win. In the 69th minute, Frankowski’s cross found Wahi, who turned it home to put the hosts in front. Despite Arsenal’s efforts to equalize, Lens bravely held on for a crucial three points.

Looking ahead, Arsenal’s next challenge will be against Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on Sunday in the Premier League. The Gunners will be eager to bounce back from this loss and regain their winning momentum.

In terms of their European campaign, Arsenal currently find themselves in second place in their UEFA Champions League group stage with three points. They will need to regroup and refocus as they aim to progress further in the competition.

Manager Mikel Arteta will undoubtedly analyze this defeat and work with his team to address any weaknesses that were exposed during the match against Lens. With talented players like Saka and Jesus leading their attacking line, Arsenal has shown great potential this season and will be determined to bounce back quickly.

While this loss may be a setback for Arsenal, it is important to remember that it is still early in the season. There are plenty of games left to play, and the Gunners have shown enough quality to suggest that they can compete at the top level. Fans will be hoping for a strong response from the team in their upcoming fixtures as they strive to maintain their position among the Premier League’s elite.

Hello there, Am Mumbere Ausbel from Uganda and I am a writer at Arsenal True Fans and I love watching football matches so much because it's my favourite sport. I am an optimistic person who usually likes to look at the good side of everything.

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