Early on on Wednesday night, Gabriel Jesus gave the Gunners the lead, but goals from Adrien Thomasson and Elye Wahi clinched a 2-1 victory, and the Gunners suffered their first loss of the year.
When Manchester City visited the Emirates on Sunday, Mikel Arteta witnessed Bukayo Saka being taken off the field due to an injury.
Wahi continually caused problems for the Arsenal defense, and 11 minutes after Jesus’ brilliant opening goal, he provided the assist for Thomasson’s superb equalizer.
A precise victory was brought home by the 20-year-old 20 minutes into the game. Henry, a former Arsenal player, praised Wahi’s movement for edging David Raya by moving into space between defenders.
The former France international, however, was unimpressed with Saliba’s efforts and said that the back failed to follow the Lens striker into the penalty area.
Henry told CBS Sports, “Elye, he is extraordinary when it comes to that (finishing).
Let’s start by discussing how he managed to avoid Saliba. You see, there’s no need to risk breaking your neck since Saliba will get to the ball first. Instead, position yourself well between the two lines like Wahi does because he can finish so expertly.
Can we discuss Saliba? No goals are ever scored in the area. Could you please check the location of your striker? Never once did he consider where his No. 9 is.
There, only the No. 9 can score. He never, ever checks to see what Wahi does! Never does he look! You need to look over your shoulder.
Arsenal’s attention will now turn to City on Sunday as Arteta anxiously waits to discover Saka’s status.
After pulling up and leaving his play on Tuesday after only 34 minutes due to thigh pain, the 22-year-old has now failed to complete his previous three games.
“It was a backheel and he felt something in that particular action,” he said. Nothing else was it. He obviously didn’t feel comfortable continuing.