He had a good performance today but Newcastle are 20th. Going to need to see these types of performances against quality sides rather than him getting run over. Hope they come eventually.
Think Sambi is legit! Great pick up in the off season! Proper talent.Apparently he got 6 key passes today?! Now obviously Tavares decided to switch boots with Partey and get trigger happy but it impressive that one of our deepest midfielders contributed to attack. He’s a smooth operator and I’m sure he’ll improve. His disaster class Anfield is nothing. Cellabos got beaten up by the scousers and went on holiday until the restart in March.
Whenever someone says Alex Song my mind immediately goes to.....He did good work all over the pitch. He is the engine of the midfield and his forward passing and movement is very good. Time and experience will make him better but let's just say that I no longer miss Alex Song. Seriously, him Partey and AMN have complete midfielder DNA. I'm happy to see this after Anfield.
I don’t know if I see the Song comparison Song was a very physical presence built like a bull. I rate Sambi but I don’t know who I would really compare him to at Arsenal. I think he is more a Diaby or a Hleb than a Song.Song was quality for us for a good few years, him and Diaby were running through pretty much every midfield in the league in 2009/2010.
Lokonga is probably my fav player in the team right now, love midfielders of his style.
He has been a solid pick up this summer. Vincent Company sings his praises and he should know.Weird but I’d compare him most to Owen Hargreaves.
Can play it around but looks comfortable disrupting as well. No idea if he hits that level but he’s talented.
I doubt it, he came out recently saying he’s played way more than he expected iirc.The decision not to start yesterday might have destroyed his confidence and momentum. Piss poor management, Sambi probably scratching his head as to how a guy so out of favour was trusted instead of him. He knows now Arteta doesn't have faith in him in important games. And this is kid were gonna have to depend on. Arteta really is a horrendous man manager.