Keown credits two players for helping Arsenal to beat Aston Villa

Martin Keown has credited Oleksandr Zinchenko and Jorginho for helping Arsenal to beat Aston Villa at the weekend.

The Gunners were looking to get back to winning ways after a tough few weeks and went behind against the Villans at the break.

It seemed they would suffer another defeat, but goals from Zinchenko and Jorginho helped them overturn the result before a late Gabriel Martinelli strike earned them a 4-2 win.

Several Arsenal players did well in the fixture to ensure the team won, but Keown believes the key performers at Villa Park were Zinchenko and Jorginho.

He said via the Daily Mail:

“I was particularly impressed with Arsenal’s two serial trophy-winners Oleksandr Zinchenko and Jorginho.

“They were the driving force and helped drag their team-mates over the winning line at Villa Park.

“After losing to Everton, drawing with Brentford, and losing to City, this was a significant win and a response of potential champions.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Zinchenko and Jorginho have made a difference since they moved to North London and it is smart that we added them to our squad.

Both players have won several trophies and know what it takes to be successful, so we can be sure that they will continue to help in our quest to win the title.


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  1. All good, but what about the ref stopping a break because the ball was rolling..? and Öde missing a sitter?
    Football is crazy sometimes in retrospect..

    1. Every player misses a sitter once in a while. Haaland missed 1 the same day. It happens, it’s football. It’s fine

  2. The definitely played there important roles, but footballs a team game so I’m going to praise them all, and maybe Arsenal should go looking for a class left back as zinchenko is amazing playing in midfield for the parts he played there.

  3. I agree with Gunnermark re having a proper left back and Zinch in midfield…maybe Zinch should okay instead of Xhaka who looks in need of a rest and Tierney comes back in at LB. That supports Martinelli more also and also means we are not exposed at Lb as we sometimes are when Zinch is attacking

  4. Zinchenko and Jorginho have greatly improved the mindset of our team simply because they are winners themselves and know what it takes to be a winner. That said, I hope Arteta plays Zinchenko in place of Xhaka who looks tired and brings on Tierney as LB who can provide both defensive solidity and overlapping runs with Martinelli/Trossard.

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