Carabao Cup Quarter-Final: Arsenal v West Ham | December 19, 19:45 GMT

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Match Prediction

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  1. Linson

    Linson Well-Known Member

    Ignoring everyone else but the defence...

    Debuchy Holding Chambers Kolasinac were a good back four, though they weren't tested that strongly
  2. Arsenal1508

    Arsenal1508 Mods are unethical! Ozil, come assist me please!


    Fvcking Vardy and Mahrez (though I'd still take Riyad if Özil ends up leaving).
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  3. OSBK

    OSBK Well-Known Member

    Giroud and theo were shocking, james collins looked like bonnucci.

    Thought willock was outstanding, was easily the best from the midfield. Chambers as well was very good, I think the lad has it in him to play dm very well. Was good to see debuchy play well, I would be very tempted to play him vs pool as experience is key.

    Was disappointing giroud got injured although his form is nothing short of horrific, he couldve very well been a decent sub against pool. And if you didnt watch the game and think horrific is harsh then watch girouds tracking back and closing down.
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  4. TromsoGooner

    TromsoGooner Well-Known Member

    Seems like Coquelin injury is nothing too serious
  5. Arsenal1508

    Arsenal1508 Mods are unethical! Ozil, come assist me please!

    Never doubted it.

    He's the Ospina of outfield players. Always goes down like he's been shot...multiple roll around and the high pitch scream to make sure the ref hears it :)
  6. Gooner Zig

    Gooner Zig AM's Resident Accountant Trusted

    Judging from the highlights this match must have been absolutely dire.
  7. Rain Dance

    Rain Dance Well-Known Member Trusted

    you don't know him.
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  8. Rain Dance

    Rain Dance Well-Known Member Trusted

    Wenger is going to sub Lacazette for Danny Welbeck
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  9. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Mate everytime you a have said "blessing", "blessing in disguise " crap has gone downhill :lol:.
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  10. Dokaka

    Dokaka AM's resident Hammer

    Watched the game at a local Hammers pub, and the reaction to Welbeck's goal was the best **** I've ever seen :lol: Not a single moan, just laughter for like a minute straight.

    ****ing love Welbeck. he scores the ugliest goals imaginable, and the goal yesterday was one of the most Welbecky goals I've seen :lol: Failed header that hits his chest, followed by a shot with his knee :lol:

    As expected, no one really cared about the result. Most were just satisfied with the defensive performance.
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  11. Dokaka

    Dokaka AM's resident Hammer

    On a more serious note, I thought we were robbed a bit by the ref once or twice, but nothing major. It was surprising to see Holding use his underrated BJJ when he put Hernandez into a dominant side control:

    I also thought a red for Nelson would have been a possibility for this challenge, considering how today's game is reffed:

    Studs up, but I guess you could argue he comes in early enough for it not to be too dangerous. Really rough if it'd been just a split-second later though.
  12. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Trying to see your point of view but not even sure that would be a foul .
  13. Dokaka

    Dokaka AM's resident Hammer

    He got the ball clean but we've seen several instances of players being sent off for dangerous play (studs up/lunging/two footed) even when they got "all ball".


    Again, I want to reiterate that I'm not complaining in any way or think it's a big deal, I was just surprised that nothing was given at all there as there's been a big focus on studs first tackles over the last couple of years. We've seen players get sent off for much less, so I was surprised it wasn't even called as a foul.

    The Holding one is something else though :lol: He goes in so hard that he loses balance when he can't lean on Hernandez anymore. I thought it was funny more than anything else.

    In the end it's just me nitpicking two things from a fairly uneventful match. Welbeck's goal is still the highlight of my week sports wise.
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  14. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    I know this is ridiculous but this is why I would keep Welbeck. Lad's clueless in front of goal for 90% of the time and then pops up with the scrappiest, most unlikely goal ever.
  15. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    He is extremely valuable to us as a workhorse.
  16. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Yes, I do agree with that as well. He knows how to drag defenders around.
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  17. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain You should be ashamed of yourself Gazidis

    Debuchy was busy and his crosses are much better than Bellerin's. Chambers had a good game and given time he could be a decent centre-back.
  18. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Can;t understand how Debuchy hasn;t been able to at least get a start in the league. He was flipping good before his shoulder injury. Is it attitude alone? Bellerin had some really lackluster displays over the past year
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  19. Rex Banner

    Rex Banner Massive SAFophile Trusted

    Mahrez was ridiculous when he came on, was shredding City. Gray looks a right talent as well.
  20. Rain Dance

    Rain Dance Well-Known Member Trusted

    I want more good crosses and players running inside toward the box. These front 3 isn't the best technically but when you look at the few chances we can see how a good cross and some movement to crowd the penalty box created chaos
    Theo chance was a great example :
    Wellbz dragged 1 defender, Giroud dragged 2 defenders and Theo just need to finish
    Just do that, no need to over-complicate with thousands of one touches to look good, just simple football
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