Premier League: 10 Weekend Talking Points


A year and a half after arriving at Celtic, Kieran Tierney has overcome injuries and homesickness to become such an important player at Arsenal that Mikel Arteta sees him as a potential captain of the club. 1) Tierney is an Arsenal leader “I think he can be,” Arteta said after the dominant performance of the left-back in the West Brom 4-0 victory. He’s got every member of the squad and every player’s love and admiration.

It’s just his style. In a normal way, he does it. He’s a very shy boy, but he embodies all the ideals of this club’s DNA. He’s a leader of nature. You can see how he behaves on the field.

And he says the right things when he talks. He’s someone who’s just what he’s looking for.’ Tierney opened the scoring at the Hawthorns with a wonderful solo goal and never gave up, setting up Alexandre Lacazette for the fourth goal of Arsenal. “He can still improve, but at the moment he is a real threat in attack and is doing very well defensively,”He can still improve, but he is a real threat in attack at the moment and is doing very well defensively. “That’s the kind of contribution we need.” Paul Doyle – Match Report: West Brom 0-4 Arsenal2) Spurs need to score more goals After their 3-0 win over Leeds ended a four-game winning streak, all was right with the world for Jose Mourinho and Tottenham. It was no surprise to see Son Heung-min and Harry Kane get on the scoresheet. Their priorities in the current Premier League season brought them 12 and 10, respectively. However, while Mourinho was delighted with the first goal of the season from Toby Alderweireld, the statistics show that in this competition, apart from Son and Kane, the team only scored seven goals. For a team that wants to fight for the title, midfield productivity is simply too low, and while Steven Bergwijn, Tanguy Ndombele, and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg all got scoring chances against Leeds, they were unable to finish.

As he has yet to score a goal all season and has been guilty of several misses, Bergwijn is a particular concern. “We need him to score,” Mourinho said. “We know he has the ability to do that.” David Hytner – Match Report: Tottenham 3-0 Leeds3) Gündogan offers the masterclass of CityManchester City’s excellent forward trio can take much of the credit for their stylish win over Chelsea, but just as much praise is warranted by the lesser-known players behind them. Just Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne had been at the club longer than Ilkay Gündogan from City’s start eleven on Sunday, but the German had always flown under the radar. He was the centerpiece of City’s midfield at Stamford Bridge and epitomized the dominance of the team in that area. He scored the first goal to lead off his team’s devastating and decisive 25 minutes.

The defense of Chelsea was once again persuasive, which will increase the call for new players, but many of their issues were due to fundamental focus lapses rather than ability or speed deficiencies.

City’s attackers were able to get away with ease and at will from their guards, proving that they are squarely in the title race. Tom Davies- Match Report: Chelsea-Manchester City 1:34) Villa look good despite defeatAston Villa had chances to win on Friday night at Old Trafford, but lacked the requisite coolness, particularly in the closing minutes when David de Gea and Eric Bailly were not beaten by Matty Cash and Keinan Davis. In the game, however, there is a greater image that Dean Smith can be proud of. The Villa director is building a team that is, very literally, ready for the Premier League. As he impressively proved once again, Jack Grealish is the star, but the captain has support as well. In his last six Premier League games, Ollie Watkins is a credible number 9, Anwar El Ghazi has scored four goals and John McGinn complements Grealish in midfield.

And in defense, as he struggled to clear the cross, Tyrone Mings may have been at fault for Anthony Martial’s header, but it was a rare error from a center-back who plays a leadership role and embodies a physicality with his brawn that is another main ingredient at Villa. Jamie Jackson – Match Report: Manchester United 2-1 Aston Villa5) As Crystal Palace returned to winning ways, Eze shines in all regions and can become a regular Eberechi Eze stole the display against Sheffiled United.

However, Roy Hodgson was less impressed by his brilliant solo goal just before halftime than by the second-half success of the 22-year-old. He demonstrated the intensity of the display.


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