Friday 26 August 2022

All or Nothing 7

This episode kicks off with three consecutive defeats but moves onto what seems like the Nketiah and Saka show, especially away at Chelsea.

Of course, Nketiah hadn't had many opportunities to start and his first one at Southampton didn't go well. Albert Stuivernberg had a motivational chat with him and the next thing, Eddie was smacking two in at Stamford Bridge. Revenge must have felt sweet for Eddie, who was released as a youngster by the Blues. He certainly deserved his success, given how he was prepared to listen to advice.

Saka scored a penalty, while Smith-Rowe side-footed in another. What a glorious result! What comes out from the show is how much these young players deserve their success. Smith-Rowe is so laidback, and appreciative of his old pal, Saka.

Meanwhile, Saka meets a boy who donated his pocket money to him. It was quite a touching moment (wipes away tear).

It was no wonder results were poor though before the Chelsea game, as Partey got crocked and Tierney followed him into sickbay.

Partey's injury meant Elneny got his chance. The Egyptian is another one with an exemplary attitude: he desperately wants to play, but is always supportive to his team-mates.

For Elneny to come in and play so well is testament to his attitude and ability. Of course, he needed to against Manchester United, when Arsenal ran out 3-1 winners. They moved up to fourth.

Interestingly, in the news today was Pepe's loan move to Nice. I get the feeling Arteta doesn't really rate the Ivorian, which I think is a shame.

It seems like curtains for Pepe at Arsenal, but he's had some good moments in red and white and I wish him well.

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