Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta assessed the performances of Jakub Kiwijor, who made his first Premier League start in the Gunners’ win over Chelsea. last night
Mikel Arteta was delighted with Jakub Kivijor ‘s performancein Arsenal ‘s 3-1 win over Chelsea last night (Tuesday May 2, 2023). Entered in January from Spezia. Was limited to a minor role during his time in England. But his manager made changes for the crucial London derby, giving him his first Premier League start. Rob Holding was unable to impress in the absence of William Sa. Liba and, despite a four-game winless run, Arteta felt it was time to give the Poland international a chance.
Kiwijor is assigned to follow. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, former Arsenal captain which returns to the Emirates Stadium for the first time since moving away And it appeared he was able to stop the experienced forward. Until the Blues were substituted by Frank Lampard at half-time. Gabriel’s injuries But this UFABET game they were denied a clean sheet by Noni Madoueke, who netted the opening goal for Chelsea in the 65th minute, however, the Gunners were able to keep all three points. which, at least, puts them at the temporary top of the pack. And Arteta is excited about Kivijor’s play. as well as Jorginho who replaced Thomas. Partey in the Gunners’ engine room
He said: “Yes (I am satisfied), especially Yakub. It’s a big job for him who hasn’t played in the Premier League yet and playing him against top players is a big deal. ” But we believe he’s ready. And his partnership with Gabi is going very well. I think Jorginho gives us a little bit of control over the midfield. And I’m very pleased with them.
Arteta added: “The first 60 minutes I thought the team played very well. We must be us And that’s everything. I want to see from our team ′′ Speed, quality, movement, two beautiful goals. We connect with our supporters and create an incredible atmosphere. “They are incredibly supportive of what we do. And we want to earn the right to be at the top of the league. We were there and happy to be there.”
While it was a memorable night for Martin Odegaard, it was also one to forget for former player Aubameyang. Making his first Chelsea start since facing the Gunners on November 6, he was on the pitch for just 45 minutes before being substituted. He touched the ball only 9 times, 4 of which were kick-offs. Arteta has praised the Arsenal captain and setting an example for the Norway international. I’m very pleased with him,” he added. ” He’s special to us, he’s involved every day. I think he does that. (creating a special atmosphere) many times What Martin has done this season deserves a lot of credit.