Özil at 10 And Emery Out
Will end up at Real Sociedad by january at this rate. Don't think he's had one good performance this season
I am trying not to criticise him but I need to get this off my chest. Not to play psychologist but I do think Ødegaard’s problem is down to his personality. He is not a risk-taker, everything about him is quite conservative when it comes to his play. Stylistically he’s an analogue for Cesc/Özil but in reality he’s more of an Iwobi. He’s much more of a facilitator than creator. I wanted us to sign a creative LW and really make ESR work as a 10 because I saw some “devil” in ESR. There’s no devil in Ødegaard.
But I like Øde and wanted him over the rest of 10s we were linked with in the summer?I'd have to disagree, if only because you're clearly a scorned Özil fanboy who think the nasty Norwegian has taken his place at Arsenal
Play water carriers in water carrier positions, he’s supposed to be our 10. We got more penetration from Lakonga. He lost the ball at most opportunities in the first half.Arteta is not one to be chopping and changing and while Ødegaard didn't stand out today in the end he's a player with qualities and calm to receive and give continuity to attacks and possession that we really don't have in our team, ESR is much more direct and much more 'heavy metal'. He's needed in our team if we want to play a possession style, and I'm sure he'll be picked in our next match.
This forum has got it wrong on Ødegaard and is quite hyperbolic at the moment.
Sure, but we don't have any midfielder who is very calm and composed in possession. If we had a Kroos or Thiago type sure, I'd take your point and Ødegaard as a 10 would be dispensable.Play water carriers in water carrier positions, he’s supposed to be our 10. We got more penetration from Lakonga. He lost the ball at most opportunities in the first half.
We just bought the player, he’s supposed to be the solution to the 10 problem, not a necessary evil. Besides the team have been winning with Laca in the position so he is dispensable even amongst weak competition.Sure, but we don't have any midfielder who is very calm and composed in possession. If we had a Kroos or Thiago type sure, I'd take your point and Ødegaard as a 10 would be dispensable.
Anyways, you guys are overestimating the impact a 10 should have according to our actual attacking output, or what Ødegaard needs to do to be useful for the team given our current status...Bernardo isn't lighting it up attacking output wise at City as a 10 but is still having a very good season, and of course their attacking output is exponentially more than ours.