Arsenal Youngsters Impress In a draw vs Everton

Arsenal youngsters Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka, Joe Willock, Reiss Nelson, and Gabriel Martinelli all played and impressed as Arsenal ground out a 0-0 draw at Everton on Saturday.

Arsenal Youngsters Impress In a draw vs Everton

With an average age of 24 years and 50 days, Arsenal starting XI against Everton was the youngest since May 2011.

Also, this was Freddie Ljungberg’s final game as Arsenal interim head coach after a low-key clash against Everton at Goodison Park

With Mikel Arteta taking a watching brief in the directors’ box, Freddie named the youngest Arsenal side since May 2011, with Emile Smith Rowe in for his first Premier League start.

The game started slowly and Arsenal looked more organized in defending but the main problem was creating chances, they lacked something going forward and the main striker Pierre  Emerick Aubamayang looked isolated without any service.

In the second half, Arsenal looked more lively and at times they dominated the game but again the quality of the final ball was poor and the speed of the game was not enough to hurt Everton.

In this game Arsenal youngsters showed the determination to work hard, they run a lot with or without the ball with some sloppy moves and passes, they just lack the experience, I think if the get a chance they will come good.

On the positive side it is not bad to get a point at Everton away and a clean sheet ( They are very rare these days) which was the first in the last 15 games or so.

This was the last game, Freddie, as interim head coach,  he did a great job considering that he did not have any staff to help him out. From what I got from the press conference it seems that he is going to stay and be in the Mikel Arteta backroom staff.

After this game, Mikel Arteta era will start, it is a huge task for him, I believe he will succeed but he will need time, our support, the Arsenal board support, and patience in order to do that.

 

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