Kim Min-jae as an ace, Tomiyas as a traitor

The joys and sorrows of the center back representing Asia were mixed.

Arsenal lost 1-3 to Manchester City in the 12th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Emirates Stadium in London, England at 4:30 am (Korean time) on the 16th. With this defeat, Arsenal were pushed out of goal difference and gave up the top spot in the league to Man City.

The match between Arsenal and Man City could have been an inflection point that could change the course of the competition to win the EPL this season. Arsenal, which has been in a bad mood with 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 2 league 안전놀이터games, had to draw at least to keep the top spot in the league.

It was Tomiyasu’s fatal mistake that changed the direction of the match, which was fiercely fought with each other. In the 23rd minute of the first half, when Tomiyas sent a back pass to Aaron Ramsdale, he didn’t realize that Kevin De Bruyne was there. Tomiyas’ back pass was delivered intact to The Bruiner, which led to a goal.

Due to Tomiyas’ fatal mistake, Arsenal were unable to run the game as they had hoped. Coach Mikel Arteta chose Tomiyas over Ben White, who has been underperforming recently, but Tomiyas failed to repay the coach’s trust with an unacceptable mistake. In the end, Tomiyas was replaced by White in the 37th minute of the second half and the game ended.

Tomiyasu’s mistake doesn’t just affect this game. With this defeat, Arsenal have one game to spare, but they have fallen to second place in the league. With Man City away, there is not much room for one game. As they have not been able to get out of the recently collapsed atmosphere, they are in a position to worry about the pursuit of Manchester United in third place. Tomiyas’ mistake could ruin Arsenal’s season farming.On the other hand, Kim Min-jae showed the best performance. In the 22nd round of Italian Serie A against Cremonese, Kim Min-jae helped Victor Osimen’s goal with a header from a corner kick in the 20th minute of the second half when the team was leading 1-0. Kim Min-jae was responsible for the team’s goalless performance with solid defense. He showed the dignity of an ace, not just a defensive core.

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