The class of Gabriel Jesus
Despite lacking stability in finishing, with the class of a big star, Jesus still knows how to shine to help the Gunners overcome difficulties.
In the last match, the skillful turn of the Samba dancer completely eliminated the Sevilla defense system, thereby opening up a great opportunity for Gabriel Martinelli to score the opening goal.
Not stopping there, Jesus himself put his name on the scoreboard with a classy solo performance, making the few Arsenal fans at Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan crazy.
There have been rumors about Arsenal being willing to sacrifice Jesus to recruit Napoli’s Victor Osimhen. However, with the influence that the Brazilian star creates, it is clear that Mikel Arteta has no reason to add his favorite student’s name to the liquidation list.
Hope Champions League
Before the Sevilla match, Arsenal ranked 2nd in the rankings and assuming they receive an unfavorable result in their trip to Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan, things will be extremely bad.
Mikel Arteta’s teachers and students clearly understand the importance of this clash. Therefore, they prepared carefully and performed as expected.
The victory over Sevilla helped Arsenal rise to the top position with 1 point more than Lens. This will be the foundation for them to raise their hopes of passing the Champions League group stage and at the same time add confidence to welcoming Sheffield United this weekend.
Odegaard black spot
The Arsenal captain is continuously showing disappointing performance in recent matches. Against Chelsea, Odegaard did not do a good job of being a link for opponents to easily exploit and that continued to appear in the encounter with Sevilla.
Throughout his time on the field, Odegaard only had 19 passes (89% success rate). Notably, he did not contribute any key passes or accurate long passes.
The Norwegian star also lost the ball 6 times and received the second lowest score of the entire team. If he does not improve his performance, Odegaard may have to cede his starting position to other names like Emile Smith Rowe or Kai Havertz.
In addition to former Real Madrid player, Thomas Partey also gives Arteta great worry.
Since moving to the Emirates, the Ghanaian star has suffered many minor injuries, which has significantly limited his playing time and became part of the reason why Arsenal missed the opportunity to win the title last season.
Although at the present time, the Gunners have a quality addition named Declan Rice, it cannot be denied that they still need Partey to increase their tactical options.
Truong Son | 19:56 October 25, 2023