‘Jury’s still out’: Watts believes one Arsenal player did himself no favours after Europa League performance
Watts, an Arsenal fan himself, gave his verdict on a number of Arsenal’s fringe players after the match.
The American has already impressed Arteta since his arrival in England, but failed to have the same impact on Watts.
Arsenal fan Watts was unsure about his performance after the full-time whistle.
Watts unsure about Turner after debut
“Matt Turner was an interesting one, I thought he started off pretty shaky.” Watts said.
“There was a couple of moments with the ball at his feet and once when he was trying to claim a cross.
“It was just after he’d sort of had that bit of an issue with the ball at his feet when to be fair Gabriel didn’t help him with the back pass but he just looked a bit nervy.
“As the game went on I thought he improved Turner, he got a little bit of confidence, he came out and claimed a couple of decent crosses.
“(He) didn’t really have to do anything in terms of shot stopping because they didn’t really threaten or have many shots on target but they did deliver a few decent balls in towards the end.
“I thought Turner sort of improved on that as the game went on, but I think certainly the jury’s still out on him a little bit.
“We’re going have to watch him a little bit more during this Europa League campaign to get proper judgment on just what sort of player he is.”
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