Arsenal has a horror start of the match after getting two goals down in the first 20 minutes of the game but the goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi make sure that Arsenal went in half-time with scores again on the level term.
According to Arsenal legend Lee Dixion, Arsenal new signing Lucas Torreira is a “massive difference” in the Arsenal display after coming from the bench in their 3-2 loss against Chelsea. Arsenal should include Lucas in their starting lineup after his fabulous display after coming as a substitute for misfiring Xhaka after half-time.
Arsenal signed Torreira from Sampdoria in the summer transfer window but yet to start in the Premier League. The display against Chelsea and misfiring Xhaka could make way for him to be in the playing eleven in the coming matches.
Arsenal Legend Dixion said when speaking to NBC, “Torreira was a massive difference as soon as he came on. He needs to play.”
Pedro opened the scoring for Chelsea before Morata scored firing past Cech for his goal after a long barren run in front of goals but Arsenal equaled before half-time. Chelsea takes home 3 points after the late goal from Alonso by scoring from Hazard cross in the stoppage time. Unai Emery is still to pick points for Arsenal after succeding Wenger this season.
After the match, Emery revealed his decision to substitute Xhaka in half-time. He said, “This is a tactical decision because he also had a yellow card. We didn’t want to take the risk with the yellow card and we wanted to give a chance to other players we have in the middle.”
🔴 @Arsenal have lost their opening 2 @PremierLeague games….
😳 For the first time EVER. ❌
👀 The Unai Emery Effect. pic.twitter.com/Mr0YLf3hi9
— SPORF (@Sporf) August 18, 2018
Emery also answered his views about his feeling after the two games in charge of Arsenal, He added,“I think we need to keep the players calm and continue working. I know we need to improve things, I know we need to push the players to work with our ideas.”
Emery side needs to improve their performance if they want to achieve their goal of finishing in the top four of the premier league and win some silverware this term.
Arsenal is in the tight spot after losing first two games of the season first time in 26-years but there is still a lot of matches to go but the North London Club has to improve if they want to achieve their goals. Lucas performance in their loss is one of the best and Emery should start him in the coming games to get better of him.
Lucas Torreira is a very talented player and can become better after proper guidance and exposure. Emery should be using him more often as he is a strong player and can provide stability and composure to the team as Xhaka is misfiring for quite some time now and need to be axed for the time being.