Rob Holding was a surprise inclusion in the Arsenal starting eleven with Ben White’s injury having been kept under wraps, but he is the man to have broken the deadlock against West Ham.
It has been a tight game so far, with very little chances coming at either end of the field, but we’ve managed to open the scoring late into the half. Rob Holding shrugged off his marker in the box at the corner to glance his header into the side of the Hammers goal to put us 1-0 up.
Arsenal lead through Rob Holding's first ever Premier League goal!! 💥
As it stands they will go back above Spurs! ⬆️ pic.twitter.com/I6wQsnDvYt
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 1, 2022
It was the perfect header from Holding to put us ahead and send us back inside the top four, but there is a long way to go for the three points.
What is it with arsenal taking the lead then conceding almost immediately?
There’s something collectively wrong with this team defensively.
I remember this use to be the case with Liverpool before they signed Vdk.
Hopefully William Salina will our own Vdk.
I think Arteta is trying to get goals from his defenders and is leaving some space behind for the opposition to exploit.
However, as long as it means we get more goals at this stage, I don’t mind winning with 4-2
In Gabriel we have a marquee defender, we haven’t master the art of managing games yet.
This will mean there are times when we need to lock shop I hate to see us conceding so near to the break.
This will improve with marquee defensive midfielders though
Rob Holding was excellent today am happy for him, it’s not easy to be so focus with limited game time