Arsenal can take three huge positives from their comfortable win over Standard Liege
There were many positives Arsenal can take away from the win over Standard Liege in the Europa League last night. However, there were three huge positives, in particular, that stood out.
Arsenal offers a real threat down the flanks
Let’s be honest, when it was Sead Kolasinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles as the wing-backs confidence was low they would make a difference. That is no longer the case with Kieran Terney and Hector Bellerin back in the line-up. The pair were massive threats, especially Tierney, who was rampant all evening.
Aubameyang and Lacazette long term replacements
Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka are two of the best and brightest teenagers at the top level in England right now. Both have been putting in scintillating performances and have already shown they are not fazed by the big stage. Both have a nose for goal, are not selfish, are very confident and very positive in their play. The future for Arsenal looks good indeed with these two, who are ideal long term replacements for Aubameyang and Lacazette.
Aaron Ramsey replacement
Joe Willock is growing into his midfield role as each game passes by and he is starting to look very much like a proper box to box midfielder. Arsenal has been looking for a player in the mould of Aaron Ramsey and in Willock, it looks like they have found one.
The one noticeable thing about the three positives I have outlined is that Bellerin apart, they are all very young. The future for Arsenal is certainly looking a golden one.