“We were disappointed because I felt the team played well, but ended up losing 2 points. Before they scored, it felt like the game was closer to 3-0 than 2-1.”, Coach Mauricio Pochettino discussed in the press conference after the Arsenal draw.
“Mistakes always happen in football, and we made a lot of them. In the 77th minute, we made a mistake to let Arsenal regain the game. I think this goal gave them more confidence to swim upstream.”
Just like what Pochettino said, Chelsea really played well and was very close to a victory in the Arsenal epic, but a mistake in the 77th minute ruined everything. Receiving the ball from his teammates in a comfortable position, without pressure from any player, Robert Sanchez ended up making an unobserved pass and sending the ball to Declan Rice. Just a few seconds later, Rice wrote his name on the scoreboard and shortened the gap for the Gunners.
Not long after the above goal, Arsenal brought the match back to the starting line thanks to Leandro Trossard. Obviously, Sanchez cannot be blamed entirely for causing Chelsea to drop 2 points, but he cannot avoid responsibility for his careless play. It is worth mentioning that Sanchez could have become a “criminal” right from the 60th minute with a foul on Gabriel Jesus in the penalty area, but fortunately the referee ignored this situation.
In fact, there are always concerns about Sanchez’s class, because he did not even get a starting position at Brighton at the end of last season. And if there is a plan to replace Sanchez with a better goalkeeper, then Now is the time for Chelsea to create a shock for Arsenal in the transfer market.
“If I were Chelsea, I would call and say I would recruit Aaron Ramsdale.”, expert Robbie Earle commented on NBC Sports.
“Ramsdale is talking about him having to leave if he wants to participate in EURO 2024. If he was overlooked by Mikel Arteta, I don’t know why Arteta wants two goalkeepers even though we’ve heard all the reasons behind it.” After that – if I were Chelsea, I’d go and bring him back.”
Just like Earle shared, Ramsdale needs to play regularly in the near future to aim for a starting position at EURO 2024. But it is expected that he will hardly have the opportunity to start every week at Arsenal, because he has not yet had a chance to start every week at Arsenal. Are there any signs that coach Mikel Arteta will soon “depose” David Raya, despite the fact that the Spanish star has not yet delivered outstanding performances since the moment he was given the opportunity.
Meanwhile, if they successfully recruit Ramsdale, Chelsea will definitely give the goalkeeper a starting spot, because they will not pay a huge fee to Arsenal just to bring in a reserve player. Above all, despite being displaced by Raya, Ramsdale is still considered a top goalkeeper in the Premier League, and most importantly, unlike Arteta, coach Mauricio Pochettino does not have strict requirements on the goalkeeper’s ability to play with his feet. subject.
Huynh Phong | 19:50 October 23, 2023