Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Feb 10, 2018.
thought elneny was good- he's the closest we've got to a midfielder who knows what to do off the ball
danny Welbeck is awful- don't know how survived the cleanout
apart from that we did enough- but given how poor they were in the first half hour- bit annoying we didn't actually stay sat on them and let them get back in the game.
Terrible game, but considering the conditions they were playing under it would be harsh to expect any more.
Welbeck was always dogshit, this is nothing new. Terrible buy by Wenger at the time, even worse now.
That'll do, that'll do. We got out of there with a comfortable win to take back to the Emirates.
Wasn't impressed with Maitland but he needed a few games to get going on the left. Unfortunately for him with the competition we have in midfield I can't see him getting the minutes.
Yeah this was unfortunately not a performance that would force Wenger's hands. He'll get another opportunity next week, want to see more of what he can contribute with offensively and in the build up.
With the way our season is going even the slim hope of top4 might be over soon. If/when that happens, I hope Wenger will be brave and experiment a bit in the pl while focusing on Europa. Give AMN a chance in midfield and see what he can offer, try to integrate Ramsey and Wilshere in the same team and give Nelson some PL minutes here and there.
I feel like AMN has gained Wenger's trust, so if he finally gets the chance and can perform, he'll keep his place like Coquelin did.
Bellerin over Miki? He created 2 goals.
The young lads should have been brought on as soon as we went to 3-0. Welbeck was dreadful. Disappointed with Bellerin too. The penalty he gave away summed up his performance. A few mistimed tackles and I still think he gets sucked too far infield when the opposition are attacking. Need to hope for a kind draw if we are to make it any further (assuming our bottlers don't mess up the 2nd leg)
It's a good point, well made. Maybe Mkhi can have a 6 then. I wasn't overwhelmed with his performance though he did produce the goods assist-wise.
I maintain Welbeck was disrespectfully poor. I thought Wenger said he was looking sharp?
**** the win, we saved a penalty
Letting Ty take calls on the AFTV post-game (especially with Claude in the room) is like watching a wounded animal trying to deal with a pack of hyenas.
First penalty saved in nearly 4 years apparently. There'll be a new US President before we save another one, hard to know which you want to come sooner.
especially as this is the verdict on the BBC Sport website
Man of the match - Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal)
The Egyptian shone with some lovely touches on the artificial pitch
I'll take a new president.
El Neny played? **** me, that's three players that played that I didn't notice. I really must pay attention.
Not tryna troll here... I would say its a toss up between El Neny and Iwobi as I feel the latter stood out to me out of the front 4 in the game but El Neny i watched closely and he definitely has quick decision making in tight spaces which really impressed me. Xhaka in his stead would have probably lost the ball a few times under pressure.
Probably Monreal for scoring a goal and showing some enthusiasm.
That was a fairly comfortable win to be honest. Easier than I feared, but Östersund really is a very limited team. Happy with the win but watching the game I cannot help by wondering why we have players like Welback and Iwobi on the squad. They simply are not the caliber of players we should be carrying. That we have Welbeck as our first striker option is totally beyond me, injuries or no injuries. There simply have to be better options out there. Both are just dire in my view. Their first touch is just not PL level. Yes, maybe if it's lower down in the leagues, but PL. It's just pathetic. I just don't know what Wenger sees in them.
Could not have said it better myself. Add Iwobi to that list.