Saka outshines Havertz

Whoever they sign, Bukayo Saka will continue to be the star. Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal 2023-2024 gets rolling, and does so with a very recognizable eleven, full of regular headlines, and a very 2022-2023 version. That is to say, with a tie resulting from the genius of the English winger and an error in the ball out of the final stretch of last season. The friendly against Nuremberg is just the end of the stages preseason german gunnersand the first meeting of the summer, but it showed that with the incorporation of Kai Havert is not enough to deal with Manchester City.

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The German attacker, signed in the current summer transfer window for 75 million euros, played the second 45 minutes of the match. The former Chelsea player saw from the bench how his new teammate made it 1-0 with a great goalafter receiving on the end line and drawing a diagonal that culminated in a low shot to the stump of the post, and once on the green it went completely unnoticed. Playing the role of Granit Xhaka as a left inside, and assiduously joining the attack, Kai Havertz barely made contact with the ball on 25 occasions and did not even shoot.

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  • Arsenal
  • midfield player
  • Germany

After a first half marked by a slow and thick rhythm, very typical of summer and the first friendly of the preseason, in the second they were seen: physical discomfort, like those of Leandro Trossard; opportunities for the youngest, such as the entry of the recently renewed youth squad Ethan Nwaneri; and errors. Karl Hein, who came on for Aaron Ramsdale in the second 45 minutes, starred, badly, in the local equalizer. with the young archer gunner Outside the area, an error in the ball’s departure allowed Kanji Okunuki to make it 1-1 against an empty goal, also to the delight of the Nuremberg fans who filled the stands.

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