Martin Keown names two positives for Arsenal after Tottenham defeat

Martin Keown names two positives for Arsenal after Tottenham defeat

first_img Arteta reacts to his Arsenal side’s 2-1 defeat against TottenhamTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 9:05FullscreenArteta reacts to his Arsenal side’s 2-1 defeat against Tottenhamhttps://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-reacts-arsenal-sides-2-1-defeat-against-tottenham-2209436/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Both goals conceded by Arsenal could have been avoided. That’s the bottom line. Not for the first time, sloppiness was their undoing.‘It had looked like progress was being made of late, with Mikel Arteta’s men keeping three consecutive Premier League clean sheets. Were it not for Eddie Nketiah’s sending off — and then conceding a late equaliser against Leicester — it might have been four.‘But then they go and do this.  ‘Let’s start with the first goal — the equaliser which arrived three minutes after Alexandre Lacazette’s excellent opener. Sead Kolasinac had the ball and Kieran Tierney was open on the wing. But he didn’t pass to him.  More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Instead, he looked backwards and opted for David Luiz. Yet rather than play it to Luiz’s left foot like he should have done, he went for his right. It gifted Son Heung-min a run on goal and Spurs were back in it.‘Arsenal had 76 per cent possession in the second half. They looked in control. But they were undone by a set piece.‘Tierney, 5ft 10in, marked 6ft 2in Toby Alderweireld. The Tottenham defender won and that was that.’MORE: Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli responds to Ronaldinho comparing him to RonaldoMORE: Arsenal could play in the Community Shield even if they lose to Manchester City in FA Cup semi-finalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 13 Jul 2020 9:12 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Advertisement Martin Keown names two positives for Arsenal after Tottenham defeat Comment Advertisement Keown says Arteta needs to work out his best system (Picture: Getty Images)Martin Keown says Dani Ceballos and Emiliano Martinez were the shining lights in Arsenal’s otherwise dismal performance in their 2-1 loss to Spurs on Sunday.After going a goal up through Alexandre Lacazette in the first half, a stray pass from Sead Kolasinac allowed Heung-Min Son to equalise just minutes later, before Toby Alderweireld headed in a late winner to seal all three points for Spurs.Martinez was once again in good form for the Gunners, making seven saves to keep the scoreline down, and Ceballos, who has also been in a rich vein of form since the restart, made Mikel Arteta’s side tick in midfield.AdvertisementAdvertisementAnd while Arsenal legend Keown believes there were a few encouraging performances to take from the loss, he insists both goals could have been easily avoided.ADVERTISEMENT‘There were positives for Arsenal, Keown told the Daily Mail. ‘Dani Ceballos was promising in midfield, while keeper Emiliano Martinez was probably their best player. ‘But Arteta needs to decide which way he wants his team to play — three or four at the back — and buy players who suit his preferred system.‘Harry Kane and Son posed problems. We saw Shkodran Mustafi diving in — maybe that’s because he doesn’t feel he’s going to get cover from Luiz behind him.  ‘Choose your system, Arteta, and buy accordingly.last_img

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