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Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by Rex Banter, Oct 7, 2020.


What will the result be?

Poll closed Oct 17, 2020.
  1. Arsenal win

  2. Draw

  3. Manchester City win

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  1. Camron

    Camron Established Member Trusted

    United would have been awarded a penalty.
  2. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    To be fair the game against city in fa cup our performance offensively was much worse we just had 4 shots but we were more clinical today 11 shots but we weren't clinical
  3. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    strange comment tbh
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  4. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    I find the idea of selecting people for anything on sexual orientation invasive and alarming.

    As to qualifications I'll say what I always say, if I need a heart surgeon I want the best one money can buy and I don't give a damn if he/she comes from any particular race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation etc etc.

    Whilst I am happy to see people helped in particular quandaries being given extra help, I do not agree with arbitrary quotas which discriminate against people for the colour of their skin or gender or sexual orientation. There is no positive discrimination, only discrimination.
  5. Finesse

    Finesse Well-Known Member

    We “may” get hammered. It’s 3 points lost still. In addition we have shown a great improvement in defence. Our 3 at the back gives us shape and stability but restricts us to change shape to accommodate it. Hence restrictions on our forward play.

    Now we have Gabby with added steel. Kieran with added steel. Partey TK protect the defence. Add the general team spirit and combativeness. That is a base good enough to shape the team to create more chances.

    We must create more. We changed shape and took out our highest scorer Laca to accommodate a tactically defensive shape. Not good enough. You get the impression we should have gone a gear more adventurous than we did. Same sentiments against Liverpool
  6. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Planes, Trains & Social Media Rants

    Every team gets a big win occasionally ffs. We've beaten City and Liverpool recently. But City will beat lesser teams more often than not. Our quality does not match theirs. A blind person could see that. And Leeds and Villa will lose next time. It's all about odds.
  7. Dutch D

    Dutch D Well-Known Member

    I've seen more high quality attacks from Leeds than I've seen from us thus far this season. Couldn't watch this game, though, so I don't know how we did.

    Curious to know if we got any nice open play chances through fast transitions or intricate passing play. My default guess would be no.
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  8. 9jagooner

    9jagooner Well-Known Member

    It's not about beating them. My post was in context of our game plan. Those two teams (and it seems many other teams except us) go to these big teams and show them too much respect. The person I was responding too said something about the fact that we do this because of the quality of our squad and my point is we do not have a poorer squad compared to these other teams so why should we show that much respect?
  9. 9jagooner

    9jagooner Well-Known Member

    Leeds lost to City by the way but they gave them something to think about.
    We are going to Man Utd and Chelsea and will end up playing same style of football
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  10. Moah

    Moah Well-Known Member

    That's a slight red flag and a bit of a worry imo.
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  11. 9jagooner

    9jagooner Well-Known Member

    Someone needs to remind him that Willian is not 21
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  12. GoonerJeeves

    GoonerJeeves Up The Terriers Trusted

    There is a reason we went for Aoar, but we couldn't land it. Perhaps four at the back would have been more viable with him, but at the moment, I don't think we are there, hence why we play the way we do.
  13. Finesse

    Finesse Well-Known Member

    Exactly. We would play same style. We did same against Westham and Sheffield and only changed shape second half when it was stale.
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  14. Riou

    Riou A-M's Resident Jobber

    I can't believe people think we played badly, thought we matched them quite well.

    Even at our best back in the day we had plenty of games like this (having better player helped us get better results though) some matches it's more of a battle.

    Glad we are showing some competitiveness in these big games again, tired of just getting swept aside rather easily like the last few years...happy with the direction we are going.
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  15. say yes

    say yes Thread Title Abuser

    Huh? I mean I’m all for diversity and everything but I don’t get this argument at all.

    I want to see the best pundits / hear the best analysis. Monday Night Football for example is the best show on tv, and that’s because they hired the two best pundits, even if they’re both white cis males.
  16. amigo

    amigo Member

    We got two actually...
  17. Rasmi

    Rasmi Well-Known Member

    One thing is clear. Arteta has become what I feared the most with this tactic. Wenger did the same and was like this his last few years. Arteta decided to play with 5 at the back to cover the teams weakness. It was supposed to be temporary thing. But like Wenger he lost himself like this and was constantly obsessed with covering cracks and was constantly reactive instead of being proactive. He has to drop this 5 back defensive mentality. People are deluded if they think you can switch back and forth defensive to offensive football. We saw with West Ham how hard it is for us to have a fluent attacking game. We will drop far more points to lesser teams
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  18. littleboysilva

    littleboysilva Well-Known Member

    In order to agree with what you're saying I would have to grant that pundits are indeed being selected by race/gender, which you can't prove.

    My problem with this idea is that when I hear this the implication is that these pundits are terrible and wouldnt be in the job if not for their race. Which is usually not based in any fact. All i'm saying is pundits are probably still selected based on their punditry with a slight push for diversity on tv. I don't think its a pressing issue that there less white men on tv.
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  19. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    Gonna be a long old season if we’re playing Willian as a false 9.
  20. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief Trusted

    Missed the match but why are we playing Willian up front when we've got Auba?
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