Tony Adams said on Sky Sports News (10:15am, November 10, 2020) that he would have loved Aston Villa defender Matty Cash at Arsenal.
The Arsenal legend was impressed by the display produced by Cash during Villa’s 3-0 win against the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium in North London this past weekend.
The former England international central defender believes that Cash had Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in his pocket during the Premier League match this past Sunday evening.
Adams said on Sky Sports News (10:15am, November 10, 2020): “Look at Villa, the right-back Matty Cash the other night. Wow. Slough boy. Dagenham and Redbridge. He’s gone to Nottingham Forest. What a player. He’s 23.
“Aubameyang was in his pocket. Athletic, strong, what a great player. I thought that was a fantastic right-back performance and I would have loved him in an Arsenal shirt.”
How did Matty Cash play against Arsenal?
Cash can operate as a full-back or as a winger, and against Arsenal this past Sunday, the 23-year-old started at right-back.
It was expected to be hard game for the youngster against Gabon international striker Aubameyang, but as Adams observed, the former Nottingham Forest star was superb on the night.
Cash was very good defensively, and it was because of him that Aubameyang did not have a single shot.
According to WhoScored, the 23-year-old had a pass accuracy of 81.3%, won three headers, took 58 touches, made three tackles and six clearances, and put in two crosses.
Arsenal will be looking to bounce back from the disappointing result against Villa when club football resumes after the international break.
Mikel Arteta’s side will take on Leeds United away from home at Elland Road in the Premier League on November 22.
The Gunners are 11th in the league table at the moment with 12 points from eight matches, four points behind fourth-placed Southampton.