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Fans pick out key flaw in one Arsenal player’s game vs Newcastle

Fans pick out key flaw in one Arsenal player’s game vs Newcastle

Arsenal vs Newcastle

Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off is currently playing out at the Emirates.

Said game sees Arsenal taking on a struggling Newcastle United side. Mikel Arteta’s men are no doubt eager to bounce back from their 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Liverpool last weekend.

Newcastle, meanwhile, are still aiming to pick up their first win of the 2021/22 seaosn.

So far, the Magpies have been able to keep Arsenal at bay and have actually caused a few issues themselves via Callum Wilson.

Arsenal have come close, though, with Martin Odegaard forcing a good save out of Martin Dubravka from a free-kick.

However, Mikel Arteta’s men are yet to find the opening despite heavily dominating possession:

Fans take aim at Tavares

A key reason for Arsenal struggling to breach the Newcastle penalty area too much may have something to do with the display of Nuno Tavares.

The Portuguese has maintained his place at left-back despite a less than convincing showing against Liverpool last time out.

And, though the young defender has maintained his aggressive style of play on Saturday, his crossing has been pretty sub-par, which is not what you want from the full-back who is supposed to provide the attacking side of things in Arteta’s asymmetrical back-four.

Now, after struggling to cross vs Newcastle, Tavares has come in for criticism from fans online, with just some of the messages shown below:

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City 6