Published: Mon, August 12, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal: Ace Aubameyang sets standard for Pepe & new signings

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal: Ace Aubameyang sets standard for Pepe & new signings

Initial reports had claimed the player would be fully fit before the new Premiership season starts but now it looks like he could be out for another two months.

Both players were unharmed but did not play in subsequent pre-season friendly matches.

Arsenal have rarely had problems in the attacking third over the last decade, but have regularly been let down by a lack of defensive awareness and Emery was said he was delighted with the "balance" of his side.

Yet, Arsenal appear to have Newcastle's number with the Gunners winning 12 of the last 13 meetings and that makes the 19/20 (BetVictor) on offer for another Arsenal win just a little too tempting to pass up on.

The Three Lions youth worldwide possesses all of the characteristics of a modern midfielder, combining touch, athleticism, the ability to burst past opposing defenders, an eye for goal and a superb engine.

Kieran Tierney missed a lot of games last season due to hernia trouble and this summer he has undergone a surgery. "It lives for the football - what a carrot that is for a manager if you can get the right players in to perform week in week out in the Premier League and have that kind of support, wow, it must be fantastic". "We want to be a team that are mostly offensive".

Aubameyang can inspire Arsenal to an opening day win - but don't expect the Geordies to roll over - Bruce will have his side set up to avoid defeat and make life hard for the Londoners.

The two deadline day transfers, Luiz and Tierney could really aid Arsenal's defence, now that Laurent Koscielny has departed.

Listen, I know these deals can get done at a minute to 12 - it could get done on the afternoon or later in the evening.

The exciting thing about this Arsenal side is that there is clearly much more to come.

"We defended fantastically well through the game - I don't remember my goalkeeper making a mistake".

His time with the Cottagers returned 31 appearances across all competitions, but also led to his second relegation from the Premier League, having been a part of the Middlesbrough side that finished 19th in 2016/17. "We left ourselves open and got punished".

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