Tottenham and Arsenal have a conflicting start to the Premier League season. Half of North London are top of the Premier League, while the Gunners are under a point without a point or three games.
For new manager Nono Esprito Santo, Spurs have a 100% record in the best start, but the expected title challenge: Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are in a good position among the three leaders.
AFP looks at three talking points from the third weekend of the sport season.
News of Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford has sent United Support into a frenzy.
Even at the age of 36, the five-time Ballon d’Or and the winner of the Champions League guarantee a goal.
But the Red Devils’ performance in the 1-0 win over the Wolves exposed the lack of balance in Ole Gunnar Solskir’s squad before adding another attacking option.
Solskjیرr has yet to find the right combination of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes to get the best in the midfield three, as the Wolves defeated the isolated Fred in a counter-attack in the first half.
Another reason to resist bringing Ronaldo back was how it could affect Mason Greenwood’s development.
The 19-year-old was described as “special” by Solscar after scoring in the third game in a row for the start of the season, but will have to compete with Ronaldo or 73 73 million (100 100 million) to fit in any center. Coins To the right of the front or front three.
Chelsea may have lost their 100% record in a 1-1 draw at Liverpool, but will be happiest among title contenders over the weekend after resisting a full half at Anfield with 10 men. ۔
The defensive tackle that led Thomas Tachel’s men to the Champions League last season was a testament to the fact that Liverpool were struggling to break through the blue wall.
It was a missed opportunity for Jurgen Klopp’s men, who could not count on the strength of Chelsea, City or United in the depths of the season.
Chelsea, on the other hand, seemed to have a complete package under Touchel, who was able to control the game with or without the ball.
Kai Hewartz gave him the lead and he looked comfortable until he accepted the fine and the double penalty of losing to Red James by a red card.
Not long ago, Arsenal considered themselves an established member of the top four, now they are also a ransom as City beat the 10-man Gunners 5-0 on Saturday.
Michael Arteta has reportedly been given an international break in October to save his job to play against future Norwich, Burnley, Tottenham and Brighton.
The Spaniard admitted that he and his players would have to look in the mirror for the first time since 1954 after losing their first three league games.
But the worry is that this is just the result of a long-standing death.
When Arsenal finished sixth in charge of Arsenal Wenger’s last season in 2017/18, it was the end of their worst league in 23 years.
He is ranked eighth in the first two seasons of Artita and the gap for elite clubs at the other end of the table is only widening.