New signings Mikael Silvestre and Amuary Bischoff both returned from injuries to play there first competitive game for Arsenal tonight in a 3-2 Reserves match win vs Stoke.
Played a full 90mins and was quietly commanding at the back. Showed his experience and showed a great range of passing.Still needs more games and looked a little rusty but his quality was clear to see.
None of us knew much about him before tonight but now we have had a little taste and he was impressive. Played 56mins before coming off. Bischoff played just off the strikers and linked the play well. Hardly gave the ball away, He showed some nice touches,knocked the ball around well. He also showed that he has a eye for goal with an effort in the first half that went just wide from 25 yards. Look forward to seeing more of him.
Other players who impressed me tonight.
Scored a cracking goal with his left foot from 25 yards,great workrate and loves a 50/50 tackle.Reminds me of Flamini with a bit more skill.
A real powerhouse at the back. a couple of crunching tackles on Vincent Pericard.Showed good pace and like Silvestre good distribution from the back.
Luke Ayling, Kieran Gibbs, Jay Simpson & Jack Wilshere also all caught the eye.
Szczesny; Ayling, Gibbs, Coquelin (Frimpong 64), Bartley, Silvestre, Bischoff (Sunu 57), Randall, Simpson, Fonte, Wilshere. Subs: Shea, Steer, Eastmond.
St Louis-Hamilton; Davies, Wilkinson, Shawcross (c), Dickinson; De Laet (Alexander 69), Soares, Wedderburn, Pugh; Moult, Pericard. Subs: T Harrison, Connor, McDonald
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