Martin Keown, an Arsenal legend, has on Monday praised both William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes after their super performances for the Gunners against Manchester City on Sunday.
It was learnt that Keown stated on TalkSport that Saliba and Magalhaes ‘ate Erling Haaland’ during the encounter at Emirates.
It would be recalled that a late goal from Gabriel Martinelli gave the Gunners a 1-0 win over Man City.
Saliba and Magalhaes expectedly started at the heart of Arsenal’s defense, keeping Haaland and his teammates at bay, as goalkeeper David Raya didn’t have any saves to make as Mikel Arteta’s side kept their sixth clean sheet across competitions this season.
According to Keown: “I thought the Arsenal defence was superb. Saliba showed why he was missed so much at the end of last season.
“Gabriel as well. Let’s not forget him. I thought they ate Haaland yesterday. Honestly, physically they were really up for that challenge.”