Did Arsenal dodge a bullet? Fans take aim at ‘awful’ Emerson on ‘poor’ Tottenham debut
Tottenham being held by Crystal Palace
Tottenham are currently locked in a Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.
Spurs would head into the tie in fine form, having picked up three wins from three in their opening Premier League games of the season.
Palace, on the other hand, were still searching for their first win of the campaign.
Despite this, an injury-hit Spurs side would struggle to carve out any sort of clear-cut chances in the opening 45.
And, when the half-time whistle blew, it would actually be Palace who had looked the better of the two sides.
Emerson’s poor debut
Among those singled out for criticism from Spurs’ side against Palace was new signing, Emerson Royal.
The Brazilian was signed from FC Barcelona during the summer window and was handed his debut at Selhurst Park.
Before signing for the Lilywhites, however, it had been reported that Arsenal also wanted to sign the defender:
Arsenal also wanted to sign Barcelona’s Emerson Royal, but the player wants to join Spurs.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 30, 2021
However, after his opening 45 minutes of PL action, it does look as though Arsenal may have dodged a bullet by not signing Emerson.
The full-back, as mentioned above, has been heavily targeted on social media for his awful display, with Arsenal fans in particularly seemingly quite vocal on the situation:
Tears we dodged a bullet by not signing emerson
— Honest arsenal fan (@Aubamegangbang) September 11, 2021
Emerson looking Royally average.
— Pain In The Arsenal (@PainInThArsenal) September 11, 2021
Zaha is spinning Emerson loooooooooooool
— Arsenal Presser (@APresserV2) September 11, 2021
emerson royal is getting his ass torn by zaha
— vishnu (@nammaArsenal) September 11, 2021
Emerson has had an awful 45mins
— howard (@howard65080445) September 11, 2021
this emerson bloke is awful hahahah
— Ross (@RxssUTD) September 11, 2021
This Emerson Royal looks awful. How do you downgrade Aurier & Doherty? #CRYTOT
— Roy (@SwarlandGC68) September 11, 2021
Thank God barca sold Emerson. He has been so poor
— Freeman (@BigFrman) September 11, 2021
Emerson has been so poor so far, I think made a good deal
— Sarath🕊️ (@srtfcb7i) September 11, 2021
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