Mikel Arteta is in a dreamlike situation right now. Having a great start to the season, scoring goals, and displaying the traits of a well-drilled, well-organized club. It would be simple to give Gabriel Jesus the trophy right away after his spectacular double against Leicester City, but some supporters have already turned their attention to other players. Three players stood out on the field, including Jesus, according to football. london’s evaluation of the players and the club as a whole put on strong performances, even in areas that are still being considered as potential spots for additional transfer acquisitions.
Ian Wright, a former player for Arsenal, has weighed in on the situation, opting to point out Oleksandr Zinchenko. With 96.4% of his passes completed by the time he was substituted off in the 74th minute, the Ukrainian finished the game with the best passing accuracy of any player to date. In addition, he made one tackle, three interceptions, and one block as Arteta’s team continued to play well. Although he has previously been used as a midfielder for Manchester City and his country, the 25-year-old is still playing as an orthodox fullback and is doing well in this newly assembled squad.
Ian Wright also commented on Jesus’ opening goal, a lovely chip over Danny Ward’s head that had the former club superstar savoring the positive vibes. Wright’s continued analysis of the game will now be eagerly anticipated, especially if Zinchenko and Jesus continue to dominate games for their new club as they have been doing so far.
Zinchenko 🤌🏾 a footballer
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) August 13, 2022
AFTER MATCH REPORT
Arsenal defeated Leicester City, 4-2.
Right behind us, from first minute to last! 🥰#ARSLEI
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 13, 2022
Granit Xhaka scored and assisted a goal for the Gunners in the same game for the first time in his 252nd game overall for us. Arsenal has scored the most goals from corners in the Premier League since the beginning of last season (15), while Leicester has allowed the most such goals during that time (17). For the first time since the 2004–05 season, when they also won their opening two games, we selected the identical starting XI for both of their Premier League fixtures.
Next up for us are a pair of freshly promoted teams. On Saturday, August 20, we travel to the south coast for a teatime match with Bournemouth before facing Fulham a week later at Emirates Stadium.