The English Premier League kicked off today with Chelsea hosting Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium in their 13th game of the season. Arsenal cruised to a 2-0 win over a struggling Newcastle United side to pick up three crucial points at home.
Arsenal was on top of their game today, as they proved too strong for Newcastle United. Arsenal secured all three points thanks to goals from Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli.
In today's game, Mikel Arteta made two poor tactical decisions that contributed to his defeat.
1. Martin Odegaard starts ahead of Lacazette:
Mikel Arteta devised the tactical twist of starting Alexandre Lacazette at number 10 to accommodate Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka, and Aubamayeng in the attack. Lacazette has struggled to influence or create good goal scoring chances for the Gunners, so the tactics have not been successful.
Mikel Arteta changed his lineup and started Martin Odegaard instead of Lacazette, and the Norwegian playmaker impressed in today's game as he had the perfect combination with Rowe Smith and Saka.
2. Substitutions that are accurate and timely:
Mikel Arteta's substitution has been impressive this season, and he demonstrated it once more in today's game. The decision to replace Bukayo Saka in the 64th minute with Gabriel Martinelli was spot on, as he scored the game-winning goal for the Gunners.
The Brazilian winger entered the game in the 64th minute and quickly scored the game-winning goal in the 66th minute to give Arsenal all three points.
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