The Gunners won their second match in the Premier League against Burnley with a margin of 2-1. It was a good match of football as both sides tried hard to fetch all three points. At the end, Arsenal edged past The Clarets on Saturday at the Emirates. Here are the talking points of the match :
1. Unai Emery’s Interesting Team Selection :
The star pick of the previous summer transfer window, Lucas Torreira is not seeming to be regular in the starting eleven in this season for the Gunners. Instead of selecting him in the starting XI, Unai Emery picked Joseph Willock as the defensive midfielder in the starting eleven in place of Torreira. Torreira came as a substitute at the 83rd minute of the match. Nicolas Pepe also did not start in this match. Henrikh Mkhitaryan was also in the bench for the Gunners. Reiss Nelson started at one wing. Unai Emery is going to keep faith in his young players in this season.
2. Lacazette And Aubameyang Fire For Arsenal :
The deadly combination of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang at the upfront of the field always give Arsenal the edge over the opponents. At the 13th minute of the match, Alexandre Lacazette scored the first goal of the match for the Gunners. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scored the second goal for Arsenal at the 64th minute of the match.
3. Dani Ceballos- Arsenal Got Their New Number 8 :
The loanee from Real Madrid produced a great performance for the Gunners in this match. He was operating from the middle in the 4-2-3-1 formation. Mesut Ozil was not even in the squad of the Gunners in this match. Dani Ceballos has provided both the assists in this match and he is going to be one of the most important players of Arsenal in this season. The young Spanish footballer played with all his heart in this match. He went for every tackles and recovered the ball from the opponent players. He created several opportunities for the attackers. He has all the potential to become the perfect player at number 8 position for the Gunners.
4. Arsenal’s Defense Still A Concern :
The star Brazilian centre back David Luiz was there in the starting eleven of the Gunners in this match against Burnley on Saturday. Calum Chambers was in the bench for the Gunners in this match. Barnes scored the equalizer in the match at the 43rd minute just before the half time. It was the brilliance of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang which saved Arsenal on the given day.
5. Fantasy Premier League Updates :
Ashley Barnes scored three goals in two matches so far in this season. He is already catching the eyes of the managers playing the game. On the other hand, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang was shown an yellow card in the first half. Though he made it up with a goal in the second half. The owners will certainly like to keep him because of the good run of fixtures. On the other hand, Henrikh Mkhitaryan owners (if any) will be in hurry to sell him as soon as possible.
Ceballos had a huge impression in his home debut and could be one of the players that many Fantasy Premier League players may look to bring in. He could be a fan favourite soon, if not already at the Emirates.