Alan Shearer heaps praise on 4 Arsenal stars after thumping Tottenham Hotspur win

Premier League legend Alan Shearer has praised the Arsenal quartet of Ben White, William Saliba, Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka for his or her shows towards Tottenham Hotspur.

All 4 gamers put in very good shifts for the Gunners throughout their north London Derby conflict towards Spurs on the Emirates Stadium on Saturday (October 1). Because of their efforts, Mikel Arteta’s facet picked up a 3-1 victory to stay prime of the Premier League desk with 21 factors from eight matches.

Shearer picked Arsenal defenders White and Saliba, in addition to their midfielders Partey and Xhaka in his ‘Crew of the Week’. He mentioned the next about White (as quoted by the Premier League’s official web site):

“Wonderful at each ends of the pitch.”

The English prime flight’s all-time top-scorer with 260 targets added the under about Saliba:

“Very good on the again and nullified Spurs.”

Shearer went on to state:

“[On Partey] Struck a superb aim and was a dominant determine within the center. [On Xhaka] Scored and once more proved very spectacular in his completely different position.”

How did Saliba, White, Partey and Xhaka fare for Arsenal towards Spurs?

Saliba has been the toast of Arsenal followers since returning to the membership this summer time.

Having develop into their first-choice centre-back, he was anticipated to place in a stable efficiency towards Tottenham. The Frenchman did simply that, profitable two tackles and making three clearances, whereas misplacing simply three of his 70 cross makes an attempt.

With Gabriel Magalhaes and Saliba forming a well-balanced centre-back pairing, White has been deployed as a right-back up to now this season by Arsenal. The Englishman had carried out admirably main as much as the sport towards Spurs, which was anticipated to be his greatest check.

He got here out with flying colours, permitting little house for Son Heung-min and Ivan Perisic to function in. White ended the match with three tackles, three clearances, three profitable floor duels and two key passes. He additionally gave the help for Partey’s opening aim.

The Ghanaian, in the meantime, ran the present from defensive midfield. Aside from his splendid strike to present Arsenal the lead, Partey accomplished a staggering 95% of his passes and laid out a game-high 4 key passes. He additionally made three interceptions and a sort out in an excellent all-round show.

His midfield companion, Xhaka, as soon as once more demonstrated simply how good he might be when on tune, as he has been for many of this season. The Switzerland worldwide scored his facet’s third aim with a sweeping end shortly after Spurs went all the way down to 10 males.

He additionally recorded a key cross and three correct lengthy balls whereas finishing 87% of his tried passes.

[all stats via Sofascore]

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