Arsenal gaining momentum for this new season after winning two matches. It was a first-time Arsenal accomplished a clean sheet in the opening of a Premier League season since 2008, and also a first time for winning the first two games of a Premier League season since 2009.
Contra-Newcastle Match: A Good Starting Step
The match against Newcastle was slightly dominated by Arsenal, with sixty-two percent ball possession. But the overall attack was dominated by Newcastle, with nine shots and five corners for Newcastle, while Arsenal only having eight shots and three corners. The only goal of this match was crafted by the Aubameyang’s foot. Maitland Niles picked up the ball to Aubameyang which was off unmarked and he finished the ball into the Newcastle’s goal net.
The new player, Dani Ceballos, and Nicolas Pepe were given the opportunity to play at the last minute, but they had failed to make a positive impression. This match on 11 August was the first match for Arsenal in this new premier league season and it’s a good step that arsenal gaining full three points.
Contra-Burnley Match: Keep Up The Momentum
Arsenal’s second Premier League match was against Burnley. Not long after the match started, Alexandre Lacazette successfully bottom shot through the legs of the Burnley’s keeper, Nick Pope at the minute thirteen. But Burnley successfully equalized the score by Ashley Barnes goal at the end of the first halves. In the second halves, Aubameyang broke the deadlock by individual action that lands the balls on the Burnley’s goal post.
That two matches successfully brought Arsenal to the second place in the Premier League standings. The fans have a positive appreciation that Arsenal will come up and soar after long adversity in Premier League. Even, Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, was impressed and surprised by the Arsenal team development. agen judi bola online
New Player for New Season
Although the summer Transfer window has not ended yet, Arsenal had successfully hooked up some talents which would freshen up the squad. Dani Ceballos was brought in as load from Real Madrid and had proven himself from the Contra-Burnley Match. There are also Nicolas Pepe, David Luiz, Kieran Tierney, and William Saliba, which will give the new manager, Emery Unai broad choice of players for his tactics and reserves if some players are injured.
This positive momentum will give arsenal confidence to the match ahead against Liverpool. Supporters and fans believe that the new Arsenal, with the new manager, new playmaker, and the new defender could bring back the old glory of Arsenal. But Arsenal better not to be overconfident because these two matches were against lower-tier teams, and the real test will be in Anfield. Some analysts still doubting the team consistency and coherence, that Arsenal is still fragile. It will make the contra-Liverpool match interesting. Liverpool is currently strong on the first Premier League standings, after defeating Southampton and Norwich City. Anfield will be proving ground, whether Arsenal has truly risen up for its glory.