Unfilled Arsenal CB’s ‘blank’…Man City’s match was also ’emergency’
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The absence of Arsenal’s William Saliba is the biggest stumbling block to the championship competition.
Arsenal currently maintain an uneasy lead in the English Premier League (EPL). Arsenal, who have played 31 league games so far, are in first place with 74 points, but Manchester City is closely chasing below them with 70 points from 30 games. 메이저사이트
Arsenal have failed to widen the gap to Manchester City in their last two matches. Arsenal scored two points first in the Liverpool expedition on the 10th (Korean time), but finished the game in a 2-2 draw, and the match against West Ham United on the 16th also led by two points, but allowed two points and only scored one point.
After two consecutive draws, the gap between them and Man City, second placed, has narrowed to four points. In particular, since Man City’s recent flow is good, Arsenal can’t help but worry that the rankings will be overturned at any time.
The biggest cause of Arsenal’s recent defensive anxiety is the injury gap of William Saliba. Saliba suffered a back injury in the second leg of the round of 16 of the European Football Federation (UEFA) Europa League (EUL) against Sporting CP in March and has missed four league matches. 2 wins and 2 draws in 4 league games, and Saliba’s gap is getting bigger and bigger.
Saliba’s performance this season has been outstanding. He formed a center back duo with Gabriel Magallyangi and built a strong defensive line from the beginning to the middle of the season. It was the optimal defensive combination implemented by coach Mikel Arteta with stable defense, positioning and build-up ability.
However, his injury void is showing immediately. The British media’Evening Standard’ also revealed that his absence is greatly affecting Arsenal. The media said, “Arsenal have been coping well with injuries to key players this season. However, Saliba’s current injury is threatening their title race.”
Saliba’s vacuum is expected to continue. According to the ‘Evening Standard’, Saliba is likely to miss the league match against Southampton on the 22nd and the fateful match against Man City on the 27th. Currently, Rob Holding is replacing him, but he has not yet been fully complemented. It is no exaggeration to say that Arsenal’s winning direction depends on how to fill Saliba’s void.
The absence of Arsenal’s William Saliba is the biggest stumbling block to the championship competition. Arsenal currently maintain an uneasy lead in the English Premier League (EPL). Arsenal, who have played 31 league games so far, are in first place with 74 points, but Manchester City is closely chasing below them with 70 points from…