Mikel Arteta: New Arsenal Head Coach

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

  1. remains

    remains Well-Known Member

    I was buzzing on the day and still think it’s a great result and performance given the circumstances we were in. Was proud of the team for fighting.

    I think saying it will be a turning point is going too far though. Why wasn’t the impressive victory over United a turning point? In reality we struggle in almost every game, especially against teams we ‘should be beating’. Until we add more quality to the squad I don’t see that changing.
  2. Oxeki

    Oxeki Well-Known Member

    I don't really think historical points total will matter this season. All the top teams this season (and city according to their standard have been very poor.

    The wheels have already started falling off for United and they're in shambles at the moment. Their top scorer is most likely out of the season while Chelsea also have their top scorer injured. We just need to put bit of a mini-run together and we'll get back in the conversation.
  3. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    I don't know what it is but I celebrated the 2-2 draw at Chelsea more than I did the 2-0 win against Utd. I had feelings of proudness and joy that I hadn't experienced for a long time.
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  4. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Official Arsenal Twitter was posting about that result 24 hours later, bit cringe. It’s a 2-2 draw to the poorest Chelsea side in 20 years, back in the day a win at Stamford Bridge was standard.
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  5. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter

    Don't think we have won there for over 8 years, very poor.
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  6. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    It’s more the circumstance really. At 1-0 down and ten men we all genuinely feared the worst. However we came back twice with two quality goals. If anything it keeps the mood up around the place.

    A loss at The Bridge wouldn’t have been disastrous but it would’ve been a massive dent to our confidence.
  7. EmeryCouldnt

    EmeryCouldnt Well-Known Member

    Agree, obviously we want to win. But it felt all was lost after one stupid mistake from mustafi and the team showed a lot of character to come back. It’s not the result we wanted, but we are optimistic since the team ultimately performed well.

    It does overshadow the fact that at no point with 11 men did we look like we were going to score. Another tale of two halves.

    Also... feels good to have such a promising young talent again in Martinelli.
  8. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

  9. Lady_Gooner

    Lady_Gooner That's Mrs. Ramsey to you buster!

    Love that intense look he does! So handsome
  10. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    Yeah we need a new twitter admin, all those posts about that game got embarrassing fast.
  11. Balboa

    Balboa Well-Known Member

    Arteta has a big job on his hands. Imagine trying to work through systemic changes in personnel and style of play, whilst having to keep supporters on side when those supporters are so devoid of football knowledge and understanding....

    Arsenal supporters...
    • 2011-2018 "Jordan Henderson is a technical liability and a joke of a player"
    • 2014-2020 "Adam Lallana is a bang average, uncultured English lightwieght. Avoid"
    • 2014 "Balotelli is available. Sign him up...."
    • 2015 "James Milner is a clogger, avoid a free transfer"
    • 2016 "Sadio Mane is a pub player with a gym membership, avoid"
    • 2018 "Alexis is perfect. It doesn't matter that he slows Arsenal's team play down, is horrendous for team spirit and a selfish mercenary. Player contributions can be evaluated in isolation and without reference to their impact on the team. Football works by finding the best 11 individuals you can find and putting them on the pitch simultaneously. We need to keep him at any cost. £500k pw is a bargain."
    • 2018 "We've got Özil, Mesut Özil, I just don't think you understand. Pay him £350k per week, his passes are so sleek, we've got Mesut Özil"

    State of this club that Arteta has to change...
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2020
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  12. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    There are arsenal fans who:
    • Like Henderson
    • Rate Lallana
    • Never wanted Balotelli
    • Were ok with Milner
    • Admire Mane
    • Like/Hate Alexis
    • Didn't want Özil's contract to be extended.
    We have a mix of fans with different opinions on different players. Just like any other club.
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  13. Balboa

    Balboa Well-Known Member

    True. But these hot takes were often presented almost as fact. They mostly seemed to be consensus opinions at the time to my memory. I've no doubt that knowledgeable supporters exist and use this forum, it's just that they tend to be drowned out by others...
  14. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant

    Anyone else remember when this happened...


    ...which led to this...


    ...miss that team :lol:
  15. El Granit-Coq

    El Granit-Coq Well-Known Member

    When you see a team that's happy together, regardless of results, the family culture Arsène built.

    You live up to your tag. Absolute gem.
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  16. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant

    I don't share nostalgia for the praise, I share nostalgia for the people... :cool:
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  17. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Well-Known Member

    Am I grumpy in the fact that I don't really miss any squad apart from the invincibles? All of the teams post 2007 just come across as losers to me, like I remember way too many humiliations to have fond memories.
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  18. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant

    Maybe you are too negative when remembering the past...but then again, maybe I am too positive...

    Everyone is different, just try and do what makes you happy I guess...but always be positive about wrestling, that **** was amazing back in the day ;)
  19. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Well-Known Member

    I was browsing Reddit the other day and a video popped up on my timeline of Kane and Paul Bearer digging up Undertakers parents coffins, presenting to the crowd on Raw and then Kane chokeslamming Undertaker into one of the coffins where they give you glimpses of the dead body and maggots.

    And that was just a normal Monday night.
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  20. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant

    ...so glad my parents let me watch this when I was young, stupid but fun, exactly what a kid wants!

    Also love how when wrestling was at it's best, Arsenal was at it's best...kinda declined around the same time too :lol:
    BigPoppaPump likes this.

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