Gary Neville praises Chelsea duo for their excellent display against Arsenal
Former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville has sang the praise of Chelsea duo, Marc Cucurella and Malo Gusto for their performance in the 2-2 draw against Arsenal on Saturday.
The full-backs were at their best for most of the game at Stamford Bridge, playing really tight to both Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka, and ensuring that the wingers didn’t threaten Chelsea’s box from the wide areas.
Gusto did later switch off to allow Leandro Trossard score Arsenal’s equaliser, but it didn’t stop Neville from acknowledging his overall input.
“You can see that midfield, and in wide areas, they are bright,” Neville said on the Gary Neville Podcast.
“The full-backs, Marc Cucurella and Malo Gusto, did well today. And they are the second-choice full-backs, by the way.”
Neville’s comments were in contrast to what Arsenal great, Ian Wright told Premier League Productions in his post-post-match analysis. The former forward was rather critical of Gusto for Trossard’s goal, saying: “It’s a great cross from Bukayo Saka [for Arsenal equaliser].
“I think Gusto has got to have a word with himself. They cannot let Saka come back inside. Gusto looks at him and leaves him.”