Jamie Carragher sends three-word tweet to laud Arsenal player who had 94% passing accuracy at Palace
Arsenal got off to the perfect start against Crystal Palace last night as Gabi Martinelli and a Marc Guehi own goal helped the Gunners to three points.
Mikel Arteta’s side were the better team throughout at Selhurst Park and were rewarded for their efforts with goals in either half. It probably could have been more as well, with Martinelli missing a golden chance right in the opening few minutes and Saka going close late on.
For Arsenal, there were some fine performances on display from some of their new players. One of those new players – albeit not a new signing – was William Saliba. The Frenchman got his long awaited debut and boy, did he impress.
Saliba was spoken about in detail by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher on Sky afterwards, and Carragher then took to Twitter to use three words to describe Saliba after seeing his stats come to light for the night.
As can be seen in the stats provided by Squawka, Saliba enjoyed a fine game. 94% pass completion is mega for a centre-half, as well as the fact he won 100% of his aerial duels. Mikel Arteta, too, will like seeing those six passes into the final third, as well as the ball recoveries as well.
TBR’s View: Saliba Excels For Arsenal
With so many eyes on Gabriel Jesus at the top of the pitch – and rightly so, as he was brilliant – it was easy to forget this was William Saliba’s first game in an Arsenal shirt.
He was superb at times and there was more than one moment in the 90 minutes that showed he’ll be a real asset to the Gunners this campaign.
Saliba has long been lauded as a player Arsenal have long-term belief in. And if this performance was anything to go by, then the Gunners have a gem on their hands.
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