“They made us lose the trophy to Arsenal,” Kevin De Bruyne said after the game, admitting he was impressed with what THREE Arsenal players accomplished in the Community Shield.
THREE ARSENAL SIGNINGS IMPRESS DE BRUYNE AFTER COMMUNITY SHIELD WIN
Kevin de Bruyne described Arsenal’s triple transfer request for Declan Rice, Kai Havertz, and Jurrien Timber as ‘huge’ following their Community Shield victory over Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday.
As he said in his post-match interview, Mikel Arteta started all three of his new lads against Manchester City, demonstrating how essential they are to the Arsenal team.
Declan Rice, who arrived as a club-record transfer, started in the middle of the park until being subbed off, while Jurrien Timber was used at left-back and Kai Havertz filled in for Gabriel Jesus up top.
It may be claimed that it was the lesser-known Dutch star who left the most impression because he was extraordinary.
Rice received the majority of the attention this summer because to the money Arsenal paid for his signing, although Havertz’s transfer from London rivals Chelsea raised many eyebrows.
Meanwhile, Timber went unnoticed, and surprise, surprise, he was one of the greatest players on the pitch at Wembley, with Kevin De Bruyne commenting on the club’s new acquisitions.
“I think they are good players,” de Bruyne said of the Rice, Havertz, and Timber trades. “They look at what they require and purchase it.”
“I believe they started all three, so they are significant signings for them.” Everyone is looking at their own team, and every team has a lot of money, therefore everyone is always spending in this league, and we know it. Every year, it becomes more difficult. We try to stay where we are in one way or another.”
Timber stands out from the crowd.
This is a signing worth getting excited about. Given what Timber is capable of doing when stepping into midfield from left or right back, he will be crucial in the upcoming season.
Not only that, but his defensive duties were near-perfect. He was difficult to beat because he read the threat and dealt with any Man City threat.
Some may soon be pushing for him to accompany William Saliba at the heart of Arsenal’s defense.