One of the standout features of this evening’s 3-1 win over Chelsea was the way Kieran Tierney and Gabriel Martinelli combined on the left hand side.
The two seem complementary in terms of how they want to play, and it was something Mikel Arteta noted in his post-match press conference.
“I think both of them were really good, really good understanding, a lot of energy, really good communication and courage as well,” he said.
“They were really positive every time we were attacking, with the runs, playing forward, they were both involved in a lot of good attacking actions so I am really pleased with them.”
At 19 and 22, they certainly represent the future for this club, and while this period of the season demands some rotation, the more they’re involved the better they’ll be (and we’ll be).
With Bukayo Saka putting in a man of the match performance, scoring Arsenals third goal, the boss was pleased with the impact of his young players.
“I think today was a really good mixture today of senior players, experienced players, and young talent that we have,” he said.
“They have been showing us in the last few weeks that they are capable of starting the games and I had no doubt they would respond today and I think they were really, really good.”