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Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin branded ‘the best, worst player you’ve ever seen’

Newcastle star Allan Saint-Maximin was branded ‘the best, worst player you’ve ever seen’ by Arsenal hero Lee Dixon after an enigmatic performance during a 4-0 defeat at the Emirates.

It’s fair to say that the winger, who joined from Nice last summer, certainly didn’t deserve to be on the losing side against the Gunners.

Saint-Maximin was irresistible at times at the Emirates, regularly terrorising Arsenal’s right-back Hector Bellerin during the first-half

Despite his trickery, the Frenchman couldn’t quite manage to channel all his talents productively enough to generate a goal for his side.

At one point in the first half, he attempted an audacious spin past Bellerin only to get the ball caught in his feet and lose possession.

“Allan Saint-Maximin is the best, worst player you’ve ever seen,” Dixon told the BBC.

“In the first half he trips over the ball, then here he beats a man, cuts inside and whips a fierce shot onto the far post.

“He certainly has an impact in any game he’s involved in.”

Newcastle fans, who have witnessed talented wingers such as David Ginola and Laurent Robert over the years, are hugely supportive of Saint-Maximin.


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“Saint-Maximin is sick because he don’t even know what he’s gonna do next let alone opposition players,” tweeted one viewer.

“Allan Saint-Maximin. It’s like someone has a PS4 controller in the stands when he plays. Fun to watch,” added another.

“Allan Saint-Maximin is the most entertaining Winger in the Premier League,” stated another.

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang warned his team-mates about the danger Saint-Maximin posed ahead of the game.

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“Newcastle are a solid side. I expect them to play quite deep so we will need to find a way of unlocking their back five,” he said in Arsenal’s official matchday programme.

“But also be careful not to give them too much space on the counter, especially if Allan Saint Maximin is playing.

“He is a threat. I know him very well as he was at the Saint-Etienne academy when I was at the club. He used to come and train with us in the first team. He has great skills and pace too.”

Original article: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/newcastles-allan-saint-maximin-branded-21511007

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