The ‘illegal betting striker’ that even Arsenal legends covet… “This is the final puzzle to win!”
Arsenal legend Ian Wright said that the signing of Ivan Toni is essential for Arsenal to win the title.
Arsenal won 1-0 over Manchester City in the 8th round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) season held at the Emirates Stadium in London, England at 12:30 am (Korean time) on the 9th. Arsenal went undefeated with 6 wins and 2 draws, and ranked 2nd in goal difference behind Tottenham Hotspur.
It was a big match between two teams that had a strong championship competition last season. Arsenal has been in first place for over 280 days immediately after the start of the 2022-23 season. However, they were unable to defeat Manchester City, who showed their potential in the last minute, and eventually had to give up first place. This season, both teams were evaluated as strong contenders for the championship and were currently off to a good start in the top tier of the league.
In the beginning, Manchester City led the attack, while Arsenal focused on defense. Both teams finished the first half tied 0-0 and continued the second half. Then, with little time remaining, Arsenal dramatically succeeded in scoring. In the 41st minute of the second half, Havertz sent a pass to Martinelli, who scored with a mid-range shot. In the end, the game ended with Arsenal winning 1-0.토토사이트
On this day, Arsenal broke away from the long-standing jinx they had with Manchester City. Arsenal haven’t won in the league against Manchester City for a long time. The last victory was in the FA Cup semi-finals in 2020, but it was the first time in eight years that they won in the league. Coach Mikel Arteta gained the joy of victory for the first time in the league against his ‘teacher’ Pep Guardiola.
I felt the hope of getting one step closer to winning the championship that I missed out on last year. In response, Arsenal legend Ian Wright argued that Arsenal needed to recruit a striker to get closer to winning the title. He appeared on the broadcast ‘The Overlap’ and said, “Last season, we were able to compete for the title because we scored a lot of goals. I don’t think the transfer link with Tony will disappear. If Tony is the one, he can lead Arsenal to the title. “It is the final puzzle piece for winning,” he said, emphasizing the need to recruit Tony.
Tony, who was a key striker for Brentford, has recently received interest from several clubs, including Chelsea and Tottenham. Last season, he ranked third in league scoring with 20 goals, following Erling Haaland and Harry Kane, but as he was disciplined for an illegal betting incident, Tony will be able to play from mid-January next year. Arsenal are also known to be consistently interested in Tony.
Arsenal’s strikers have been underperforming over the past few years. This season, Jesus and Martinelli are not scoring many goals, with only one goal each. Co-star Jamie Carragher also said: “I don’t think Arsenal will be able to win the league with the squad they have at the moment unless they add players in January.”