Ian Wright backs Arsenal star for more starts amid Sergio Ramos warning
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Arsenal are back on track in the Champions League after taking care of business in the South of Spain, defeating Sevilla on Tuesday night. The Gunners came out on top against the Europa League winners thanks to goals from Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus.
They now turn attention back to the Premier League, facing strugglers Sheffield United this weekend, and all three points will be expected. In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding the Emirates Stadium.
Ian Wright has been praising Takehiro Tomiyasu for his performance against Sevilla, dubbing him ‘dependable’. “I’m always happy to see Tomiyasu start because nothing is getting past him,” Wright said on his podcast.
“He’s so reliable, his strength, positional awareness, when he gets on the ball he has no problem passing the ball progressing it. It’s very rare you see anyone get past him, he’s just a dependable player, 8/10 every week.”
Tomiyasu has struggled with injury again this season, but Arteta will be delighted to have him back amid reduced options at full-back in the early stages of this season. He will now likely battle for position with Ben White for the right-back spot.
Sevilla defender Sergio Ramos has warned Arsenal that the battle is not over yet after Tuesday night’s result in Andalusia. Four points now separate the two clubs at the halfway stage, but Ramos believes there is still plenty of hope for his side to progress, with Arsenal and Sevilla going head-to-head again in the next round of Champions League fixtures.
“A defeat that hurts, but it doesn’t end here. There are three games left and we will play with our heart and soul,” he wrote on Instagram. Ramos returned to Sevilla on a free transfer after leaving Paris Saint-Germain during the summer.