There’s plenty to look forward to when Arsenal return from the September international break.
The international break probably wasn’t the best thing to happen to Arsenal after Sunday’s dramatic come-from-behind victory over bitter rivals Manchester United. The second half of the match showed some glimpses of how Arsenal can be when buoyed by a fervent Emirates crowd.
Once the Gunners return from the international break, they will travel to Merseyside to take on Everton before hosting the first North London Derby of the season against an improved Spurs.
3 team selections Mikel Arteta must consider after the international break
Here are three team selections the boss should consider once Arsenal are back in action.
1) A healthy Gabriel Jesus
While he may not have got much time on the pitch in the second half, Gabriel Jesus looked like he is almost ready to be the starting centre forward for the Gunners again.
Eddie Nketiah has done everything any Gooner could ask for while Jesus has been sidelined, but the Brazilian elevates Mikel Arteta’s side with his majestic work with the ball at his feet. While Nketiah certainly isn’t just average in one-on-one situations, Jesus just has the ability to beat a defender with his pace, skill and guile. After he came on against Man Utd, he was a threat on the right side with Saka.
He capped off his cameo with a sensational counter-attacking goal. It was a magnificent run as Fabio Vieria hit Jesus in stride. He continued by faking a shot and in turn sending a sliding Diego Dalot into another dimension before cooly finishing past Andre Onana to seal Arsenal’s 3-1 victory. While his finishing at times hasn’t always been reliable, his threat is almost constant every time he steps onto the field.
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