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NKETIAH AND OSEI TUTU SHINE AS ARSENAL GETS 8 PAST BOREHAMWOOD

Welcome to Emery's Emirates after Arsene's Arsenal. The new Arsenal gaffer started off on a good note as his side thumped Borehamwood by eight goals to nothing. Arsenal's fluid play was seen but clearly Emery has added some high field pressing and counter pressing. Ghana could be a beneficiary. 


Tutu (right) congratulates Aubameyang after his first goal
With some notable names still resting due to the World Cup, the new manager did the Wenger-esque by blending some young and matured players. But unlike Wenger he went with a more experienced attack line of Aubameyang and Lacazette. 

Jordi Osei Tutu started at left-back. Tutu plays predominantly as a right back but with Kolasinac the only identified left-back and Monreal on holidays, Tutu played a new role. 

Aubameyang sealed a hat-trick within the first 17 minutes of play before Reiss Nelson and Lacazette added a goal each to cap off a good half of football. 

Osei Tutu was a delight to watch on the ball and his link up with Smith-Rowe and Aubameyang being in the same bracket. Jordi, born to Ghanaian parents, was subbed off at halftime. At 19 years,  he is expected to deputise on both defensive flanks.


Edward Nketiah was also thrown into the game as the second period began. He sublimely poked a cross across goal into the net. Great awareness he showed to get to that. The young striker assisted Mkhitaryn's goal with a sleek back heel to put the Armenian through on goal. 

Osei-Tutu, who is of Ghanaian descent, moved to Arsenal in 2015 after being snapped up from Reading's academy for a fee of around £100,000. In the same year, Edward Nketiah also joined after being released from the Chelsea Academy.

Nketiah (right) tries a dribble on Tutu at the Colney Training grounds 
After Zak Ansah, Daniel Boateng and Emmanuel Frimpong, they became the next Ghanaian youth players to rise through the ranks at Arsenal in recent times. Frimpong is the only one to have been handed a senior national team call up by Ghana.

Eddie became the first player to score for Arsenal's senior team that was not born (he was not even conceived) when Arsene Wenger became Manager in 1996 when he scored twice against Norwich in a Carabao Cup match.

Having initially been overlooked by England at youth level, Nketiah has since played for the Three Lions’ U18 and U19 sides and scored two goals at the Toulon Tournament.

Should Ghana look at these talents?


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