Arsenal fans flag up right-back summer business amid Emerson’s display vs Liverpool


‘Thank God’: Arsenal supporters flag up right-back summer business amid Emerson’s display vs Liverpool‘Thank God’: Arsenal supporters flag up right-back summer business amid Emerson’s display vs Liverpool

 

Arsenal’s fans have flooded to social media this evening, to draw attention to the performance of Tottenham star Emerson Royal versus Liverpool.

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Spurs, of course, are locked in action at present, in a Premier League meeting with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

Antonio Conte’s men headed into proceedings no doubt aware that the odds would be stacked very much against them on the day, with their opponents in the midst of a scintillating spell of form, and Tottenham still in the recovery process on the back of a major Covid-19 outbreak at the club.

In turn, it came as a surprise to most to see the Lilywhites, all told, enjoy the better of things across the opening 45 minutes of action.

Conte’s plan to invite Liverpool on before hitting the Merseysiders on the break worked to perfection, even culminating in the hosts taking a deserved lead courtesy of Harry Kane:

Normal order was eventually restored ten minutes from the interval, when Andy Robertson’s dinked ball from the left was nodded home by Diogo Jota:

But, nevertheless, Spurs could be left to feel satisfied with a fine display across the opening 45 minutes in north London.

‘Night and day’

As alluded to above, however, despite impressing as a unit to this point in proceedings, fans of Sunday’s hosts’ fiercest rivals have nevertheless been keen to make use of the opportunity to take aim at one particular member of Antonio Conte’s setup.

The player in question? Emerson Royal.

Emerson, a summer arrival at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, has been found wanting defensively on a couple of occasions thus far this evening, with Sadio Mane proving more than a handful to deal with.

In turn, those of an Arsenal persuasion have taken to Twitter in their numbers, to highlight their delight with the fact that those in a position of power at the Emirates ultimately opted to bring Takehiro Tomiyasu to the club this summer, rather than the man lining out at right-back on the other half of north London:

 

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This article was edited by
Josh Barker.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 17 31 41
2 Liverpool FC 17 35 40
3 Chelsea FC 17 27 37
4 Arsenal FC 18 4 32
5 West Ham United 17 7 28
6 Manchester United 16 2 27
7 Tottenham Hotspur 14 -1 25
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 -1 24
9 Leicester City 16 0 22
10 Aston Villa 17 -2 22
11 Crystal Palace 17 0 20
12 Brentford FC 16 -1 20
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 16 -3 20
14 Everton FC 17 -8 19
15 Southampton FC 17 -10 17
16 Leeds United 18 -18 16
17 Watford FC 16 -10 13
18 Burnley FC 15 -7 11
19 Newcastle United 17 -19 10
20 Norwich City 17 -26 10
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 15
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 7
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 7
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 5
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 5
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 5



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