Arsenal Watch: Eddie Nketiah III

20-year-old forward Eddie Nketiah made his first appearance for Leeds United today in the Carabao Cup as they faced League Two side Salford City. The Englishman delivered a good performance on his debut as Leeds won the game 3-0.

Going into the fixture, Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa deployed the young forward in his best position down the middle in attack. The Argentinian named his side in a 4-1-4-1 formation but in-game it looked more like a 3-3-4 formation to me. Nketiah was mostly supported by Jack Clarke and Helder Costa on the flanks but Ezgjan Alioski also played an important role with his attacking runs down the left.

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Arsenal Watch: Eddie Nketiah II

20-year-old forward Eddie Nketiah made his second starting appearance in pre-season today as Arsenal faced Italian side Fiorentina. The Englishman produced a great performance in attack as the North London side won the game 3-0.

Going into the fixture, Arsenal head coach Unai Emery decided to use a completely different formation for the third game running. Rather than use a back-four, a 3-4-3 formation was implemented instead by the head coach to stretch the game wide and get the ball to those in the middle. Continue reading “Arsenal Watch: Eddie Nketiah II”

Arsenal Watch: Gabriel Martinelli

18-year-old forward Gabriel Martinelli made his first official appearance for Arsenal today in the club’s pre-season fixture versus the Colorado Rapids. The youngster had a sensational debut for the club in a game that Arsenal won 3-0.

The youngster joined Arsenal from Brazillian side Ituano earlier in the month and fans were able to watch the new man in action for the very first time.

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