‘Best player on the pitch’ – Some fans drool over ‘outstanding’ Arsenal star v City

By on February 4, 2019

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Arsenal were able to find one positive from Sunday’s disappointing 3-1 defeat to Manchester City with many fans drooling over the performance of Matteo Guendouzi.

Sergio Aguero was Arsenal’s nemesis once again as he opened the scoring inside the first minute with a close range header before Laurent Koscielny levelled things up for the Gunners ten minutes later.

Arsenal more than held their own for the majority of the first half with Guendouzi running the show in the middle of the park. The 19-year-old wasn’t fazed by the big occasion and he completed the first half without miss-placing a single pass.

Aguero went on to score two further goals to score his hat-trick and succumb Arsenal to a 3-1 defeat which leaves us sixth in the table and three points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea so fans were understandably frustrated after the game on Sunday.

However, the one ray of sunshine was the display from Guendouzi as the Frenchman was outstanding against the defending champions and he’s rightly been receiving praise from all corners of the media.

Arsenal fans have really taken to Guendouzi since he was plucked from Ligue 2 Lorient in the summer and some have labelled him a future superstar following his mature performance at the Etihad.

One fan took to social media to say he was the ‘best player on the pitch by a mile’, another believes he’s future captain material while one supporter compared him to former Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas but ‘without the snakey bits’.

Check out what some fans have said about Guendouzi following his display at City:

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One Comment

  1. Blazor

    February 4, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Another major error from Emery, he is to blame for the defeat. He should never start Iwobi on this game, Iwobi was responsible for two of the 3 goals scored against us. Iwobi has yet to mature to be a starter in the team. He will be effective to bring him for last 15 minutes of play, to run with ball agains tired opponent deference, but don’t expect good passes nor shots on the goal from him, he is not at that stage. He was replaced by Ramsey late in the second half, but Ramsey is no better. This shows that Emery has not figure out the best combination for the team. If he played Elnaney in front of the center back allowing Gonduzi and Torriera to Left and Right, would have worked better. Ozil must be included in such important game. Emery should think about the team success more than his ego, leaving out a star player on the side. He has to understand that Ozil is not a goal-to-goal player and he will not be, but he is a genius play maker. Good managers study the game styles of opponent teams, but Emery failed in that department as well, he is as bad as Wenger, if not worst. If you play against City, you need good cover for Aguero and Sane, on top of that you must have strong fullbacks to clip their wings, then only then you may control their progress. There was no one to feed quality ball to the two front attackers, you need Ozil to complete that void. Arsenal should have started with Elnany and Ozil instade of Iwobi and Klosnich.

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