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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. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Dr. Pangloss

    AMN is horrific technically would've added absolutely nothing to this game.
     
  2. Finesse

    Finesse Well-Known Member

    Let’s discuss it. So we can turn a blind eye to the frailties we are facing. Same feeling leaving Anfield and Manchester. Yes we did not expect to win easily. However we leave thinking we did not try enough on both games for very obvious reasons.
     
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  3. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Dr. Pangloss

    If we have a similar feeling leaving Old Trafford in two weeks time then we can start talking. Until that point we are simply moving forward.
     
  4. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    Decisions change games. Games at the top level are often decided by the slightest of margins. It was a big decision and the referee failed, he decided the game.
     
  5. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Dr. Pangloss

    The ref didn't decide the game :lol:
     
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  6. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    He did. He gives the penalty and Walker gets his red card, we’d be looking at a different result.
     
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  7. kash2

    kash2 Obsessed With Jury

    Ok. You sure you know how football is played?
     
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  8. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Planes, Trains & Social Media Rants

    Just supposition. We lost mate. And our last finishing position was 8th. :lol:

    And stop with the bellend or the mods will be having a word.
     
  9. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Dr. Pangloss

    He would have played in Saka's spot and Saka was excellent/is excellent technically. AMN is a workhorse. Nothing more nothing less.
     
  10. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Planes, Trains & Social Media Rants

    If your xG is lower than the oppositions you're creating fewer chances, so you've got to be lucky to win. Like we were in the FA Cup against them. The trouble is luck isn't a sustainable way forward.
     
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  11. kash2

    kash2 Obsessed With Jury

    its possible to play both.. the law allows it
     
  12. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Dr. Pangloss

    Chances dont = goals though? Opposition can create more chances on the break but not be the better team? Xg is dumb.
     
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  13. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Dr. Pangloss

    Tell me what AMN offers though?
     
  14. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    Fans have short memories, for a very long time Arsenal were a slapstick disaster waiting to happen and many fans wished we could just be boring and solid. Well that's basically what we are now, so let's see how it goes. But holy sh*t it is boring.
     
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  15. Kysus

    Kysus Well-Known Member

    We played well and were really mature. Tactical battle that was on the conservative side(mainly due to City who were sitting deeper and were shutting off space in behind)
    Created 2 top-class chances but Ederson did really well(as did Leno against Foden on the other side)
    At the end we were a bit knackered as the game was crazy intense, still wish we create a "Plan B" for a scenario like that. Gabriel up top and aerial bombardment is a must.
     
  16. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Dr. Pangloss

    Great defences win consistent titles. As Liverpool have shown.

    Most big teams build from the front, sort their attack first and sometimes dont get the defence right (City and Chelsea). We now have our defence spot on, that includes Partey now as well. A solid base to work from.

    Nobody has the right to complain because you cant fix all problems in one window. We have sorted out main problem for the past 10 years which is huge.

    Trust the process.
     
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  17. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Established Member Trusted

    They are quite restricted but they are also very limited. Even with the handbrake off Laca gor example isn't going to run faster or become prolific.
     
  18. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Until we go 433 we'll know how offensive minded we are at the moment we team that get 10 shot or 15 maximum in game with few shots on targets. against big teams that won't won you games and you'll have to be clinical every game. The lack of creativity is showing saka who is only 19 years old is our best chance creator today hopefully with Partey here it'll unlock Ceballos and Saka to be more active going forward but that depend on mikel if he stick with 343 it won't improve us much
     
  19. Finesse

    Finesse Well-Known Member

    A process has milestones and assessments to validate progress. Based on results this season we need to address our chances creation conundrum. The FA Cup victories against City , Liverpool and Chelsea were fantastic based on our poor situation last season but should not be used as a shield at every analytical view on our current form. Reason apart from those victories , we have been never convincing while keeping the some good defensive displays. In addition those teams we have lost to 2 already. In the process we have played same , conceded possession , sat deep , conceded more chances and created very little in the process.

    Again we need to start creating more.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2020
  20. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Dr. Pangloss

    This season i couldn't care less what results against City and Liverpool away from home are. All I care about is actually playing well, not getting smashed by 5 or 6 and being in the game. Which we have been, thus meaning its an improvement.

    If we start losing against Leicester at home and such on a consistent basis then I'll be worried. But considering its the first transfer window and Arteta hasn't even been here for a year, let's not forget that... we are doing very well.
     
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