Arsenal fans react to Kalvin Phillips display as England draw in Poland
A number of Arsenal fans have commented on Kalvin Phillips, with many hugely impressed with the Leeds United star after England drew with Poland in their latest World Cup qualifier.
Gareth Southgate’s men appear to have more than one foot in Qatar after securing a hard-fought point in Warsaw.
Harry Kane scored the opening goal as his long range effort found its way past Wojciech Szczesny. However, Poland scored a late equaliser.
It was not England’s most fluent performance of the qualifiers. But it was arguably threatening to be one of their most impressive with Poland presenting a stern test before finally levelling the score.
And arguably one of the best performers on show was Phillips.
The Leeds man picked up a very contentious yellow card after just seven minutes. And some must have feared how the 25-year-old would cope on such a precarious tight rope.
But Phillips went on to really shine. Some of his passes were absolutely outstanding. There was one particularly delicious ball out to Jack Grealish on the left wing during the first-half.
Phillips shines as England draw with Poland in World Cup qualifier
He continued to make a real difference after the break. He made a number of brilliant challenges – no player on the pitch made more (Whoscored) – and some of his passes put England in some fantastic positions.
His partnership with Declan Rice is proving to be absolutely vital to England’s fortunes.
Of course, the pair silenced many of their doubters with their displays together during Euro 2020.
And they have continued to shine in the games since the summer. Rice is an absolute Rolls-Royce. But Phillips continues to go from strength to strength.
For a number of Arsenal fans, Phillips’s performance really caught the eye.
The Gunners have not had the easiest time. And one of the ares where they appear to lack some quality is in the middle of the park.
Albert Sambi Lokonga looks to have the potential to be an outstanding signing. Meanwhile, Thomas Partey has shown glimpses of how good he could be if he can enjoy some luck with injury.
But beyond the pair, Mikel Arteta’s side do appear to lack quality. And for some, Phillips would be an inspired signing.
Obviously, there looks to be no chance of luring him away from Leeds anytime soon.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side continue to build year on year. Meanwhile, Arsenal are not in the best place right now.
But it does seem that some of the Arsenal fans would love to be able to boast Phillips in their midfield.
‘Would love Phillips at Arsenal’
He has stepped up every single year since Bielsa arrived at Elland Road. It was only 12 months ago that he made his England and Premier League debut.
Now he seems to be one of the first names on the team sheet for club and country.
And at the age of 25, there is no reason that he cannot continue to shine for Leeds and England for a number of years yet.
With that in mind, here is how some of the Arsenal fans reacted to Kalvin Phillips’s performance as England picked up a point away in Poland on Wednesday night…
— Omar 🇵🇸 (@Go91omar) September 8, 2021
I’d be quite happy if Kalvin Phillips came to Arsenal. Not spectacular by any means but every team needs a player who can do the job he does. Plus I’ll always have a soft spot for him for the way he ran over to Saka after his penalty v Italy
— ALL WE NEED IS BUKAYO SAKA (@1GoldPLTrophy) September 8, 2021
Kalvin Phillips is really good. Joining Arsenal will make him a world class player
— Melo🔴⚪ (@bra_melo_) September 8, 2021
Would love Phillips at Arsenal
— DialSquare52 Paul (@DialSquare52) September 8, 2021
Would love Phillips at Arsenal .
— Tim Hardwicke (@Arselona) September 8, 2021
Yeah really like him, exactly the energy/mobility we lack in there. Always available to receive and keep it moving quickly.
— Djt_44 (@44Djt) September 8, 2021
I would absolutely love Kalvin Phillips at Arsenal.
— now.arsenal (@now_arsenaI) September 8, 2021
100x the player Xhaka is
— harvey (@rowedegaard) September 8, 2021