Sergio Ramos claims that Arsenal’s Champions League victory over Sevilla on Tuesday demonstrated their parity with Real Madrid.
Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus scored goals for Arsenal in a 2-1 victory in Spain. Mikel Arteta’s team took the lead thanks to a Martinelli goal just before the break, and Jesus added a second goal with an incredible looping strike into the top corner.
After defeating Sevilla in the Champions League, Arsenal is now atop Group B. Tuesday night in Spain, the Gunners defeated the La Liga squad 2-1.
At Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium, Gabriel Jesus’s magic allowed his countryman Gabriel Martinelli to score just before halftime. Jesus added to Arsenal’s lead in the second half with a fantastic goal of his own, although a few minutes earlier, he hobbled off due to a hamstring injury.
Nemanja Gudelj’s stunning header on the hour reduced the lead to one, but Arteta’s squad held on to win. As a consequence, Arsenal now has six points, while Lens is in second place with five.
Arsenal is playing in the Champions League for the first time since 2016–17, having placed second in the Premier League the previous year.
Despite their inexperience in Europe’s premier club competition, Ramos thinks they have the talent to challenge any squad. He compared them to Real Madrid, who played Sevilla to a 1-1 draw the previous Saturday.
“Knowing that Arsenal is a team that wants to play football, that leaves a lot of space on the line to take advantage of those losses that we sometimes found, we had chances to hurt them in one against one, but we did not capitalise well enough,” he continued.
“I think that in the end, we faced Real Madrid and Arsenal head-to-head.” It’s difficult not to notice a difference from when we faced the teams that are currently, in my opinion, the best in Europe.
Furthermore, it’s challenging to compete against a team like them when you know they want to play football from the goalkeeper’s kick and create from the back.
It doesn’t help to have Bukayo Saka and Martinelli run at you for 90 minutes either, but maybe we can put things right at the Emirates.