Director Mikel Arteta’s ‘Man Marking’ received a lot of attention.
Arsenal won 2-0 against Tottenham Hotspur in the 20th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 1:30 am (Korean time) on the 16th. Arsenal, who won 3 points, widened the gap with 2nd place Manchester City to 8 points and maintained 1st place in the league.
They scored two goals in the first half alone. In the 14th minute of the first half, Bukayo Saka’s cross was hit by Ryan Sessegnon, then deflected by Hugo Lloris’ hand and went into the goal. It was Lloris’ own goal. Then, in the 35th minute of the first half, Martin Odegard’s mid-range shot shook Tottenham’s net once more after a clean development. In the second half, Tottenham gave the lead of the game, but did not allow a run. The match ended with Arsenal winning 2-0. 슬롯사이트
People’s attention was focused on what happened after the game rather than the game. After the game, Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale held a ceremony for Tottenham fans, and Richarlison, who saw this, shoved Ramsdale’s body and head, causing a nervous war. As the North London derby is famous for its fierce rivalry, it was a battle of nerves that could happen enough. Instead of being angry, Ramsdale didn’t react much and passed the nerve war.
The problem wasn’t Ramsdale. Granit Xhaka is the most nervous player at Arsenal. Zaka was unable to hold back his anger on this day, and the scene of director Arteta running to stop Zaka became a hot topic as it was caught on a relay camera. Director Arteta was placating Ramsdale with a smile wrapped around Ramsdale’s waist. It was as if coach Arteta, who was a defensive midfielder during his active career, was ‘man-marking’ the opponent.
If director Arteta hadn’t stopped Zaka, I don’t know what would have happened. Xaka had been dealt cards several times before due to nerve warfare. Reporter Sam Dean of the British ‘Telegraph’ posted a picture of Arteta running to stop Zaka and said, “Looking back, Zaka will thank Director Arteta.”