Vieira singles out Arsenal player who gave them problems

Patrick Vieira has named Kieran Tierney as the Arsenal player that caused his Crystal Palace team a lot of trouble during their match at the Emirates last night.

Arsenal forced Palace to settle for a 2-2 draw following a late goal from Alexandre Lacazette.

The Eagles were arguably the best of both clubs, with their energetic display helping them to come from a goal down to lead Arsenal 2-1.

Vieira watched on keenly and realised Tierney was a problem and he had to switch to a back-five to curtail the left-back’s surging runs.

It worked as they were able to crowd out the former Celtic man and launched counter-attacks against the Gunners.

The Scotsman even kissed the bar with a great shot on goal which could have helped Arsenal get their second goal sooner and Vieira insists he was a problem they had to deal with in the game.

“On the left side we had Tierney, who was giving the width and he was giving us lots of problems. So we went with the back five, and had four midfielders really tight. At the end, outside of Tierney’s chance they didn’t create much,” Vieira said to Palace’s official website

“Even if you look at the way we conceded the second goal, 

Tierney has been in fine form this season and the Gunners will hope he doesn’t suffer any of his previous long-term injuries again.

Tags Kieran Tierney Patrick Vierira

5 Comments

  1. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

    Not sure I buy this, except when Tierney looked to make a few early direct passes towards the front edge of the box, which led to some scoring chances…unfortunately, he never took full advantage of this move, which made the defence play him more honestly, as he stopped making deeper runs after that point…not to mention, he dwelt a little too long on the ball before firing it off the crossbar…there’s no doubt Tierney brings something to the equation, but he just needs to be a little more diverse when in attack mode, like the aforementioned direct passes I spoke of and/or maybe cutting inside every once in a blue moon

    1. Y3mmxiii says:

      Most definitely, 97 percent of his passes were going back. For me he leaked confidence of bulldozing through the crystal defence.

  2. billy bunter says:

    I don’t think Tierney was that much of a threat, that came from the incompetent and corrupt referee. Dean should either retire or or be shot. Preferably the latter

    1. jon fox says:

      While deploring your “Preferably the latter(being shot)” phrase , OFFICIALLY so to speak, I could not sympathise more with you, with myself and all Gooners at having the deplorable DEAN foisted on our games.

      DEAN IS WHAT IS WIDELY UNDERSTOOD AS A MAVERICK AND KEEN TO MAKE A NAME FOR HIMSELF AT THE EXPENSE OF FAIRNESS AND NEUTRALITY. I DO NOT SAY HE CHEATS BUT THAT HE LIKES BEING THE CENTRE OF ATTENTION AND IS TOTALLY UNSUITED TO BE A PREM STANDARD REFEREE!

  3. Derek Scully says:

    Year in year out,the same old referee at the end of a controversy ,could someone explain why VAR doesn’t intervene on Arsenal games,really frustrating nothing will change,but if I was playing in games like this surely it teems as a total walkout for someone to stand up and take notice

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