OXFORD. Arsenal was in the end too good for Oxford United with the goal of Mohamed Elneny (63′), E. Nketiah (70′) and E. Nketiah (76′).
The match was played at the The Kassam Stadium stadium in Oxford on Monday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was David Coote with the help of Lee Betts and Tim Wood. The 4th official was Michael Salisbury. The weather was clear. The temperature was quite cold around 5.1 degrees Celsius or 41.18 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 81%.
There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Oxford United was in possession of the ball for 47% of the time vs. Arsenal that controlled the ball for 53% of the time.
Arsenal was more aggressive with 31 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Arsenal won the encounter.
Oxford United shot 7 times, 3 on target, 4 off target. On the opposite side, Arsenal shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target.
Oxford United received 1 yellow card (Ciaron Brown). Regarding the opposition, No yellow cards were issued to Arsenal.
After playing this contest, Oxford United stays with points to occupy the 0th place in the table. while Arsenal has points (0th).
Albert Sambi Lokonga
E. Smith Rowe
Oxford United: Formation and Lineups
Oxford United started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Karl Robinson chose to play with the following team: Edward McGinty , Djavan Anderson , Elliott Moore , Sam Long , Ciaron Brown , Lewis Bate , Cameron Brannagan , Josh Murphy , Marcus McGuane , Billy Bodin and Matty Taylor .
Oxford United made 5 changes: Josh Murphy for Yanic Wildschut (62′), Billy Bodin for Tyler Goodrham (77′), Matty Taylor for G. O’Donkor (77′), Ciaron Brown for Brandon Fleming (84′) and Marcus McGuane for J. Johnson (84′).
Top player: Tyler Goodrham
The player who no doubt impressed Oxford United the most was Tyler Goodrham.
His rating iswith 1 passes (100% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 1 duel out of 2. He performed 2 crosses.
His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 77′.
Arsenal: Formation and Lineups
Arsenal started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Regarding the opposition, Mikel Arteta Amatriain played with: Matt Turner , Takehiro Tomiyasu , Rob Holding , Gabriel Magalhães , Kieran Tierney , Fábio Vieira , Mohamed Elneny , Albert Sambi Lokonga , Bukayo Saka , Edward Nketiah and Gabriel Martinelli .
Arsenal made 5 changes: Kieran Tierney for Oleksandr Zinchenko (61′), Albert Sambi Lokonga for Granit Xhaka (62′), Bukayo Saka for E. Smith Rowe (75′), Fábio Vieira for Marquinhos (81′) and T. Tomiyasu for Ben White (81′).
Top player: Fábio Vieira
The player who no doubt impressed Arsenal the most was Fábio Vieira even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 21 passes (80% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 7. He performed 8 crosses.