1. World Cup stars return
Arsenal introduced 11 main kicking names including many outstanding stars before Juventus. Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale, Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka have returned to the Gunners squad from the 2022 World Cup.
White and Ramsdale did not play any minute in the Three Lions shirt. Therefore, the friendly match against Juventus becomes an important test for them when Arsenal will face West Ham United in the near future. A necessary ‘warm-up’ before Mikel Arteta’s army returns to the Premier League.
The duo Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli are expected to return to Arsenal next week. The presence of the pillars ensures Arsenal’s No. 1 position in the Premier League table.
2. The question mark where Eddie Nketiah
Injury to the invisible Gabriel Jesus created a better opportunity for Nketiah. The 23-year-old striker will become the main goalscorer on the Gunners attack in the coming period. However, the performance against Juventus was not very positive for Nketiah.
The England striker’s ability to finish and take advantage of opportunities is less impressive. In that context, Nketiah’s starting position will be seriously threatened if Arsenal bring in a new attacking star in January.
According to the European press, Mykhaylo Mudryk is considered Arteta’s top target. The 21-year-old winger impressed in the Shakhtar Donetsk shirt.
3. Gabriel Jesus in the stands
Jesus was present in the stands of the friendly match between Arsenal and Juventus. The Brazilian striker will be sidelined for three months with a knee injury. The absence of the former Man City star caused a headache for Arteta in personnel.
Arsenal fans hope that Jesus can soon recover from his injury and return to the pitch. The 25-year-old striker makes a great contribution to the team’s overall play in addition to his ability to score goals.
4. Reiss Nelson has bad luck
After a double goal against Nottingham Forest, Nelson is predicted to have a brighter future in the Arsenal shirt. At the same time, the injury in Jesus created favorable conditions for Nelson to take his place in the upcoming Gunners 1st team.
However, Nelson’s hopes could be dashed when he was injured in the match against Juventus. In the 23rd minute, Nelson left the field and gave way to Marquinhos. According to the foggy press, Nelson has a problem with his hamstring.
5. Impressive prodigy
Ethan Nwaneri left a strong impression when coming on from the bench against Juventus. The 15-year-old prodigy was involved in many of Arsenal’s attacking situations.
“You can’t doubt the talent of this kid. I’ve heard many opinions from the coaches that, not many young 15-year-old stars in the past 10 years have reached the level, have stable performance like Nwaneri, ” former defender Rio Ferdinand shared.
The future is wide open for Ethan Nwaneri if he continues to forge himself. Ethan Nwaneri went down in history as the youngest player to start in the Premier League when he was given a chance by Arteta in a 3-0 win over Brentford in September.
Mr. Nguyen | 07:40 12/18/2022