Mikel Arteta: New Arsenal Head Coach

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by OnlyOne, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. SA Gunner

    SA Gunner Prediction Pool King Trusted

    I think once our spot in the league is secured will we see more rotation, and that’s 4/5 wins away. Thereafter I think we should see more combinations and time off given to our players.
  2. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Well-Known Member

    I love how he was about to bring Holding on and saw that we started holding the ball and out playing them with 10 men and just left it. I said at half time that there was no way he should take Martinelli off.

    A game like this really highlights what the team needs. As hard as everyone worked we are starting to see who we need to replace and what with.

    Lacazette worked hard and played well I thought but he has limitations. He literally offers nothing in the air in the sense of ball retention or relieving pressure. We go long to Martinelli. That says it all. People underestimate how often Liverpool go long and how good Firmino is in the air. A striker with Aerial ability is a must.

    Xhaka said okay and showed heart and concentration in the most part, but he did play them onside for the goal and wasn't impressive before we went down to 10. We need an upgrade there.

    Bellerin has shown he shouldn't be written off.

    However the main problem. The obvious issue is that at 10 men with Özil off the pitch. It was no different to him playing when we had 11. He offered nothing on the ball and off the ball. It was insane.

    A good investment in the midfield in a replacement for Xhaka to add pace physicality and dribbling. A good investment to add a goalscoring, dribbling hard working,fast player in replacing Özil would massively improve the team. We need those two midfielders in the summer.
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  3. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Short man Syndrome

    Yeah confidence is a massive part of a winning team, but I think these players will fight for Arteta till the end of the season regardless of results.

    I just remember us going hell for leather for top 4 and Europa league last year and in the end I think that cost us. We should really still be picking up wins in the PL with a touch of rotation.

    As I said though I still think the top 4 is within reach, but one more loss and it's done.
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  4. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    Arteta wants stability and for players to get used to each other. For that to happen, the same players need to play together and rotation should be minimal. Chopping and changing does more harm than good.
  5. irishgunnerz

    irishgunnerz Moderator Moderator

    Not only personel but a system. If Ranieri was the original Tinkerman, Emery took it to completely new heights.
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  6. zilfy

    zilfy Well-Known Member

    I get that and it's a good strategy but surely there's a balancing act required to prevent burnout as well. I remember Lucas was overplayed last year and totally fizzled out. Hopefully it doesn't happen this time around (and to others)
  7. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    I'd be surprised if Torreira's not burning out he's getting cramps in literally every game :lol:
    The bench is poor. Who'll deputise for Torreira? Willock?

    He'll be rested in the upcoming FA Cup tie and there's a 2 week winter break after Burnley.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2020
  8. Oxeki

    Oxeki Well-Known Member

    AMN could do a job
  9. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Get to 40 points before taking the league easy! Low key the other end of the table is the one catching us at the mo even with the good performances. Just 7 points off 19th now not just the relegation zone.
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  10. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Prefers To Be Called Dennis

    At season form so far we get 9.5 wins from 38 games and Chelsea 19. We would have to hope for dip in their form and us to blow out big time!

    If we can start winning games that is good! Every improvement helps us in EL!
  11. Gooner416

    Gooner416 Well-Known Member

    Brexit FC?
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  12. Trilly

    Trilly The John Cross of Ilford

    Oh my days. :lol:
  13. Get These Hands

    Get These Hands Off of my purse !

    He's instilled a fight in these players I didn't think they had.

    These guys fought hard for 90 minutes yesterday. This is exactly the same squad that would **** themselves against relegation fodder and concede goals for fun.

    These guys believe in Arteta and want to fight in the trenches for him. That is the hallmark of a top manager.
  14. El Granit-Coq

    El Granit-Coq Well-Known Member

    Feel like majority of our players will be safe next season under Arteta.

    A few additions but dont see a massive clear out of the first team.

    Chambers, Luiz, Holdini, Mustafi (unless we release) are all safe next season.
    Torreira, Xhaka, Özil, Kola, Bellerin, Lacazette and Pepe are also here to stay. Don't see much of the regular first teamers being shifted bar Sokratis and PEA. Seeing the wishlist thread is jokes when people think we are going to overhaul.

    Really glad Arteta proved me wrong and is showing why those in the know rated him as the next best thing.
    #inject it
  15. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Prefers To Be Called Dennis

    In five years time Arteta is going to be one of the elite managers. Hope we stick with him through thick and thin while he learns on the manager position!
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  16. Taneruit

    Taneruit Well-Known Member

    And Top 5 is only 5 points ahead of us.

    The premier league's crazy at the moment in general. Nearly everyone can still be relegated.
  17. SA Gunner

    SA Gunner Prediction Pool King Trusted

    I dont think we will have the energy to push for top four this season, and will fizzle out around matchday 32 or so.

    All I want for this team is to get to 45 points and then prepare for next season. Continue working on our patterns of play and identifying the personnel needed to strengthen our team.
  18. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    I just realized we played with 10 men twice in the span of 10 days and not for a moment did we look like bottling it. Both away from home as well.
  19. GunnerShy

    GunnerShy Well-Known Member

    We need Europa league as a minimum next season. It's not the UCL but its still 30m ish into the coffers.

    The results are still disappointing but even critics would have to say he's done a good job taking over a team with rock bottom confidence playing horrible football.

    With AMN and Saka covering the LB & RB roles and Saliba coming in, I think you might say another Centre back would be nice but sure the priority now is someone in Midfield. Partay ideally and maybe someone like Todd Cantwell.

    In reality, nothing changes overnight but really, the successful projects like Liverpool's take time as we know. And that's why Arteta was the better choice over Mourinho.
  20. irishgunnerz

    irishgunnerz Moderator Moderator

    Would think with Saliba coming in and rumors were targeting at least one more more CB that we'll see some movement out. Ideally Mustafi.

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