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Arsenal Things: Cech beats Ospina, ‘omnishambles’ Gibbs is England’s saviour, Walcott can score

by | 17th, September 2015

Arsenal lose 2-1 in Croatia to Dinamo Zagreb, causing the journalisomobile to crank up it’s Things We Learnt SEO-driven device.

The Sun has ‘Five Things We Learned’ from Arsenal’s defeat.

 

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Olivier Giroud should be sorry for getting a red card; Petr Cech is better than David Ospina- who knew?; and the pick of the bunch:

Kieran Gibbs began like he had something to prove. But did he do enough to dislodge Nacho Monreal for good? 

Dunno. Did he? So much for leaning things.

 

The Daily Telegraph also learned five things. Alistair Tweedale has them in detail:

 

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Olivier Giroud is not scoring as many as Theo Walcott; Arsene Wenger “needs to get his teamtalks right”;  and “Gibbs is capable of winning his spot back at club level”

Gibbs gives timely reminder of England depth – 24 hours after Luke Shaw suffered a double fracture of his right leg while on Champions League duty, Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs was given what is now a rare start on this European night, and he gave Roy Hodgson a much-needed reminder as to the extent of his options in that position.

Gibbs boasts an impressive reading of the game and in making four tackles and four interceptions in just 65 minutes he not only did much defensive work but also sparked Arsenal moves forward, too…Gibbs is capable of winning his spot back at club level and could ease Hodgson’s concerns ahead of Euro 2016 –

But the pick is:

England should be worried about their Uefa ranking

Tweedale reasons that if English clubs don’t beat foreign clubs in ranking European competitions the Premier League will be seen as not being

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