‘He was appalling’ – Gabby Agbonlahor says the 23-year-old was the worst player on the pitch in Chelsea v Arsenal clash

Former England international Gabriel Agbonlahor has slammed Chelsea’s Malang Sarr for his performance against Arsenal, calling him the “worst” player on the pitch. The ex-Aston Villa player also slammed coach Thomas Tuchel’s tactics, accusing him of taking the Gunners ‘lightly’.

London clubs Chelsea and Arsenal renewed their local rivalry in the spotlight at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. An open contest ensued, with the Gunners getting the better of Thomas Tuchel’s men on the night, earning a 2-4 victory at Bridge.

Timo Werner and Cesar Azpilicueta scored in the first half to cancel out strikes from Eddie Nketiah and Emile Smith Rowe. Unfortunately, the hosts had no answer for Nketiah, and later Bukayo Saka, when they found the back of the net in the second 45.

Malang Sarr is not at Chelsea level.

Analyzing the game, Agbonlahor said he didn’t understand the Chelsea manager’s tactics against the north London side on Wednesday. speaking on talkSPORTthe Englishman first dissected Tuchel’s decision to use Reece James on the right side of his three-man backline.

He said:

“I just don’t understand Thomas Tuchel sometimes, Reece James playing CB did well in some games, you know against Vinicius and some quick players, I get it.

“But last night was not a game to play him there, you have Azpilicueta playing right winger, Reece James is one of the best right backs in the world, you lose him going forward, his tactic was wrong yesterday.”

The 35-year-old then slammed Sarr, Andreas Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek for their lackluster performances.

Agbonlahor added:

“Sarr was the worst player on the pitch for me, he was awful, Christensen was awful got dragged at half time, his head is somewhere else, he leaves at the end of the season. Same as Loftus-Cheek for me, he has good matches, yesterday he played upside down, on the side.

Finally, he claimed that Tuchel rested too many players and paid the price for Arsenal’s underestimation. He concluded by saying:

“So for me, I think Thomas Tuchel got his tactics wrong and rested too many players and maybe took Arsenal lightly.”

Chelsea defenders Christensen, Malang Sarr and Azpilicueta provided three goals for Arsenal

The Gunners were in song against Chelsea on Wednesday night, but the hosts didn’t really cover themselves in glory. With the exception of Emile Smith Rowe’s first-half goal, all of the Gunners’ strikes were the result of the Blues’ poor defence.

In the 13th minute, Christensen ridiculously under-kicked his pass to Edouard Mendy, allowing Nketiah to intercept the ball and then coolly put it away. In the 57th minute, Sarr had the chance to clear the ball from danger. Instead, he let the ball fly away from him and fall nicely for Nketiah. The 22-year-old easily found the back of the net from close range.

Sell ​​Malang Sarr NOW!!!!!!!

Finally, Chelsea striker Azpilicueta fouled Bukayo Saka inside the box in the 90th minute. The referee awarded Arsenal a penalty and Saka converted energetically from the spot to seal three points for the visitors.

Edited by Sankalp Srivastava

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