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Matthew Smith: 2020/21 Performances

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Marjorie, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. Marjorie

    Marjorie Thread Monopolizer

  2. MutableEarth

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    :lol:

    I'll be watching Swindon with close interest this season. Smith is a very creative midfielder who can make key passes from deep and dictate the flow of a game at his best. He has also become very adept at breaking play up and being competitive in duels despite lacking power and speed. His agility enables him to evade pressure adequately well also.
     
  3. Taneruit

    Taneruit Well-Known Member

    Legendary FA Cup Winner.

    (I'm actually sad he didn't get some minutes towards the end of last season. Would have liked to see him in the first team.)
     
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  4. roz

    roz Fake News Merchant

    Going to be hard to top his post FA cup final performance.
     
  5. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    It's gonna be almost impossible for him to ever make people move on from him taking that medal, think that will doom him here :lol:
     
  6. Elite Smarts

    Elite Smarts Active Member

    Which player does he remind you on. Based on what you say about him and his scouting report. He gives me Xabi Alonso vibe
     
  7. oh to be a goon

    oh to be a goon Active Member

    I mean he was part of the mtachday squad for the last 3 rounds. He was due one.
    It was more some of the others like Karl Hein, or Leno, that snuck in even though he never even made the bench.
     
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  8. MutableEarth

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    I can't say I have a player in mind - there's elements of Kroos in there more than Xabi but I think it's difficult to make comparisons.
     
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  9. jmsmtthw28

    jmsmtthw28 Well-Known Member Trusted

    Mutable do you actually see Smith breaking into the first team, I dont think hes that talented if I'm being honest. I'm glad hes gone on loan and hopefully he will get plenty of game time there.
    Azeez is the only player that I can see breaking into the first team in the next couple of years, Patino after that maybe
     
  10. MutableEarth

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    I don't think he will personally. I think he'll definitely be a PL player and he's talented enough to be a squad player for us. I just think he'll be a player who nets us decent profit in the future due to how competitive midfield is becoming at all levels. I'm very happy to see him get loaned as I've hoped to see him get first team football much earlier.

    I do think he's very talented to be fair, his football IQ and technical ability are valuable assets. I just think with Azeez, Patino and Bandeira coming up, who are all better athletes and also extremely good technically, he's someone who'll become obsolete in comparison.
     
  11. jmsmtthw28

    jmsmtthw28 Well-Known Member Trusted

    I have heard so much about Banderia but havent seen him play yet, hopefully he will get plenty of game time with the U18s this season.
     
  12. MutableEarth

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    Bandeira's really interesting. Lots of competition but he's a tall, technical midfielder. He'll probably start for the U18s next season alongside Patino.
     
  13. jmsmtthw28

    jmsmtthw28 Well-Known Member Trusted

    I know Patino is young but I really really want to see him become a regular at the U23 level by the end of this upcoming season.
    What an incredible talent.

    Youth games will be pretty interesting next season
     
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  14. MutableEarth

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    I wouldn't want him to come up too early but I reckon he'll become a regular U23 call-up in the 2nd half of the season. Patino is already very popular a la Azeez, perhaps he will end up being more heralded because of his similarity to Wilshere in style and poise (although he's less attacking IMO).

    I'm really looking forward to the U18s and U23s next season, we have a really strong scholar intake this year and the U23s will have a very interesting looking team next season with all the loanees not being there. Overall, this will be the most interesting Arsenal season at all levels for a while IMO.
     
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  15. MutableEarth

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    Look who bagged on his league debut!
     
  16. NieThePiet

    NieThePiet Loves Overhyping Our Rivals

    Stealing the ball the same way he stole the FA Cup medal.
     
  17. MutableEarth

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    MOTM apparently!

    https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk...rs-following-3-1-victory-rochdale-league-one/

    :lol: He's a great interceptor of the ball to be fair to him.
     
  18. kash2

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  19. Elite Smarts

    Elite Smarts Active Member

    We might have hidden gem here. Nice!
     
  20. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

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