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Manchester City vs Arsenal| Saturday 17th October 17:30| Sky Sports

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

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What will the result be?

Poll closed Oct 17, 2020.
  1. Arsenal win

    44.6%
  2. Draw

    28.7%
  3. Manchester City win

    26.7%
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  1. amigo

    amigo Member

    If we sit back objectively and look at Arteta's performance in the big games. We've won some drawn some and lost some narrowly. That is expected results of a big team. I feel this game was closer than the Liverpool one - yes we still lost and I'm not happy but it did not look like we could not have gotten something. Let's hope Partey gives us something extra and he can be incorporated quickly.
     
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  2. Red London

    Red London Anti-Simp Culture Trusted

    Lets start playing a 4 at the back. We need to get used to it to be a convincing team.
     
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  3. Red London

    Red London Anti-Simp Culture Trusted

    This wasn't a terrible game from us, I just feel City would have lost or drawn today to other sides.

    But I'm really dissapointed we didnt push for a goal at the end, very puzzling.
     
  4. gunner4lyfe

    gunner4lyfe Well-Known Member

    We went out there like cowards today. I dont think the players believed they could win. And I still don't understand how you play Willian, Auba and Pepe and not have Auba central. This is madness
     
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  5. GoonerJay24

    GoonerJay24 Well-Known Member

    If supported by the club and most fans, he would of easily especially last season.
     
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  6. Dutch D

    Dutch D Well-Known Member

    Good to hear. That's progress at least
     
  7. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Established Member Trusted

    I’m all for tactical flexibility but we’re not far from Xhaka up front at this rate of over engineering. Centre forward is an art and at this level it requires a certain pedigree.
     
  8. Finesse

    Finesse Well-Known Member

    Our new fix has gradually become our most restrictive force. We are labouring the playing out of back option. The whole shape is designed to play around that system. We do it at every opportunity. We do not even try to mix it.

    Arte ta has brought in so much structure and tactics. But like Pep said before after drilling so much into team structure and formation the most difficult thing is getting them to be free again and be inventive. This is where we are. You can sense the freedom is not there yet. For now is it a shape or structure issue or a player ( new spark to ignite how we progress in the final third )

    Sorry Mikel but Willian is not the man to play central or let alone false striker role. Don’t try this again please.
     
  9. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Established Member Trusted

    You sure about that?
     
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  10. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Established Member Trusted

    We don't on paper. Our names are bigger but in terms of what the players can actually do, then we have a few that are poorer.
     
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  11. 9jagooner

    9jagooner Well-Known Member

    Sorry...my mistake. My focus was on their forward style of play against City compared to our over-conservative style
     
  12. 9jagooner

    9jagooner Well-Known Member

    Or maybe they are just too restricted?
     
  13. 9jagooner

    9jagooner Well-Known Member

    At 0 - 1, 30 minutes to go, we should have at least come out to try and get a goal. City didn't need to do much to prevent Arsenal from scoring in the second half
     
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  14. Oxeki

    Oxeki New Threads, Old Tweets

    Feel we did play well. Was unlucky on few occasions.

    City are better than us. They beat us 1-0. Think that was city's hardest game against us since pep went there.

    We created lots of chances. Auba missed a sitter. And also city was up for it as well.
     
  15. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Established Member Trusted

    You rarely hear reference to token hiring when someone like Robbie Savage is spouting garbage. A **** pundit is a **** pundit.
     
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  16. Tir Na Nog

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  17. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    There’s not enough discussion about how we were denied a clear and obvious penalty which could also have been a red card, and VAR didn’t even look at it. Ref was shocking the whole game. City made countless fouls but there was a lack of fouls given and a lack of yellow cards.
     
  18. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief Trusted

    What's the point? Can't control it
     
  19. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    We can make our voices heard. Campbell suggested that it wasn’t given because we weren’t complaining to the referee...
     
  20. kash2

    kash2 Obsessed With Jury

    No AMN no party.

    Playing loanees and ageing rejects and has beens. Better to play fearless kids who play for the badge. AMN, Nelson, Nketiah, Willock, Saka
     
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