Some fans pick out key flaw in one Arsenal player’s game vs Newcastle
Arsenal vs Newcastle
Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off is currently playing out at the Emirates.
Said game sees Arsenal taking on a struggling Newcastle United side. Mikel Arteta’s men are no doubt eager to bounce back from their 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Liverpool last weekend.
Newcastle, meanwhile, are still aiming to pick up their first win of the 2021/22 seaosn.
So far, the Magpies have been able to keep Arsenal at bay and have actually caused a few issues themselves via Callum Wilson.
Arsenal have come close, though, with Martin Odegaard forcing a good save out of Martin Dubravka from a free-kick.
However, Mikel Arteta’s men are yet to find the opening despite heavily dominating possession:
Arsenal have had 81% possession in the opening 20 minutes against Newcastle.
They’ve also completed 34 final third passes compared to Newcastle’s one.
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 27, 2021
Fans take aim at Tavares
A key reason for Arsenal struggling to breach the Newcastle penalty area too much may have something to do with the display of Nuno Tavares.
The Portuguese has maintained his place at left-back despite a less than convincing showing against Liverpool last time out.
And, though the young defender has maintained his aggressive style of play on Saturday, his crossing has been pretty sub-par, which is not what you want from the full-back who is supposed to provide the attacking side of things in Arteta’s asymmetrical back-four.
Now, after struggling to cross vs Newcastle, Tavares has come in for criticism from fans online, with just some of the messages shown below:
Tavares could be one amazing player if he knows how to cross
— Abdus Sabr (@asbrrrrrr) November 27, 2021
Tavares cannot cross to save his life, we’d be up 3-0 if Kolasinac started…
— SmartArsenalFan (@SmartArsenalFan) November 27, 2021
Tavares with another bozo cross shock
— Karan (@ftblKaran) November 27, 2021
Is it just me but Tavares can’t cross
— KUNLE 👁 (@AmonimoA) November 27, 2021
Only if Tavares could cross that in
— Wolf (@WoolwichCannons) November 27, 2021
Tavares has wasted so many attacks with his dead crossing smh
— Ahmed (@siyat_99) November 27, 2021
Tavares has killed so many attacks with his dead crossing
— Mathias🇩🇰 (@AFCMathias) November 27, 2021
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