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Saliba owns an own goal, Arteta has an unеxpеctеd reaction

William Saliba had an own goal in Arsenal's win over Leicester City. Coach Mikel Arteta had an unexpected reaction.

William Saliba had an own goal in Arsenal’s win over Leicester City. Coach Mikel Arteta had an unexpected reaction.

Arsenal entered the game well and had 2 consecutive goals to take a 2-0 lead in the match against Leicester City in the second round of the English Premier League. However, Arsenal unexpectedly let the opponent have a goal to shorten the score after 53 minutes. Justin shot high to put the ball in Vardy’s place. In an attempt to stop, William Saliba accidentally sent the ball home in the helplessness of goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

Saliba’s own goal did not affect the match too much because in the end, Arsenal still won 4-2 against Leicester.

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However, Saliba’s own goal is still a relatively serious mistake. If the opponent is Man City or Liverpool, maybe, Arsenal has to pay a very expensive price.

After the game, coach Mikel Arteta shared about this situation. The Spanish strategist not only ignored Saliba’s mistake but also praised the midfielder.

“It was an accident, but what I care about is what Saliba shows after the own goal. He played really well after that and made some impressive saves. I believe Saliba will learn from this game.”

Saliba joined Arsenal in 2019 but was regularly loaned out to Saint-Etienne, Nice and Marseille. He was named Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year last season, so he was recalled by the Gunners this season. 

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With impressive performances in pre-season, Saliba now has a solid starting position in coach Arteta’s squad.

Arsenal just had a jubilant 4-2 victory over Leicester City in the second round of the 2022/23 Premier League. There, rookie Gabriel Jesus shone with 2 goals that made the fans in the Emirates stand burst with emotions. Especially the technical shooting situation, opened the match, thereby helping The Gunners have an easier match.

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Technical director Edu had to work hard to recruit Jesus to Arsenal.

Witnessing the performance of Jesus, journalist Fabrizio Romano shared the difficulties of Technical Director Edu Gaspar in the process of dragging the Brazilian striker. On his personal Twitter page, the Italian journalist wrote:

“Edu worked for five months on the acquisition of Gabriel Jesus. He met with his agent and made negotiations to make Jesus the star of the new Arsenal project.

It was not an easy tournament , as many top clubs participated until the end. Arteta wanted Jesus again and made that a priority.

… Now Jesus is off to a good start.”

Jesus is expected to replace Alexandre Lacazette in the scoring role. And right in the first home game, the former Manchester City star showed his worth, showing that Arsenal was right to spend more than 52 million euros.

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