17 things we loved this weekend: Zinchenko, Romero, Messi, Neville…

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Arsenal's Gabriel Jesus (L) celebrates with teammate Oleksandr Zinchenko after scoring the first goal during the English Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City in London, Britain, on Aug. 13, 2022.

All eyes were on Manchester United over the weekend as they suffered an embarrassing 4-0 defeat away to Brentford.

Elsewhere, Chelsea drew 2-2 with Tottenham in a dramatic game at Stamford Bridge while the new La Liga and Serie A seasons kicked off.

We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the field.

Oleksandr Zinchenko

Zinchenko has quickly established himself as a real fans favourite at the Emirates.

Gabriel Jesus

Jesus is already looking like a bargain signing for Arsenal.

Thomas Tuchel & Antonio Conte

Tottenham vs Chelsea was entertaining but this clash was the true highlight.

Cristian Romero

Romero had a very eventful afternoon at Stamford Bridge…

 

Jamie Redknapp & Gary Neville

Redknapp treating Neville like a naughty child is absolutely hilarious.

Erik ten Hag

We bet Sir Alex Ferguson would approve of these methods.

Seny Dieng

Alisson, eat yer heart out.

Antony

We’re starting to understand why Ajax want £100million for Antony.

David Alaba

Alaba’s first touch of the La Liga season was pretty special.

Lionel Messi

Most players would just bring the ball under control with their first touch but Messi isn’t most players.

Matheus Nunes

It’s easy to see why Liverpool and Manchester City have been linked with Nunes.

Pierre Lees-Melou

Norwich City fans are probably why he didn’t do this in the Premier League last season.

Roque Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is 40 years old and still embarrassing defenders.

Alan Shearer

Forget about Match of the Day, we need Shearer on Live at the Apollo.

 

Bristol Rovers

You have to admire the pettiness from their social media manager. 

Brighton 

Truly excellent shithousery.

Lucas Digne

What a stat.


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