Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by OnlyOne, Dec 20, 2019.
What makes you say that? You have no idea how much they have done and haven't.
What kind of nonsense is this?
So players you like will be sharp, and players you don't like, will not. Clearly this is the thought process here, FM stuff.
What you laughing at? Sort of thing you would post.
Plans for tomorrow?
Was planning to visit Bradford and see how you’re holding up. Been months since I picked you up.
Come along mate, I've got a load of people coming round and we can grab a curry at The International.
The thought process is based on basic physiology and watching pre season year after year. It is the same for every club. If you know your team and you know your players it is pretty easy to tell who gets up to speed quickly, you gets better as the season progresses and so on.
Aubameyang and David Luiz are the only two senior players who genuinely don't look like they are running in quick sand right after pre season.
All of the young players are always sharp at the start of pre season. There is literally a 10 year age gap between our young players and senior players.
Auba, Luiz and Özil have a natural lean physique where they just seem to hit the ground running. Contrast that with our less agile heavy movers. Lacazette and Mustafi for example. Xhaka noticeable improves in the second half of the season, and Sokratis looks faster as the season goes on. Kolasinac also needs hard running before he can hit his optimum level.
The younger players WILL be fitter and more agile. And I didn't just picked the players I liked. I'm not a fan of Guendouzi but he will be sharper than Xhaka. Martinelli, Saka, Nelson, Willock, Auba and Bellerin will noticeably be quicker.
My two concerns are Tierney and Lacazette. Has Lacazette got over his ankle issue and shredded some weight. If so then he will be sharp. Has Tierney got his agility back?
This is an unprecedented situation we are facing and all the past precedents means nothing......... in any case Arteta will have no choice but to rely on his entire squad and even youngsters who are not part of the first team. Cause if he just plays his favorite XI they will not last when they have to play twice or thrice a week.
The situation may be unprecedented but the concept is still the same. During a normal off season players are still given work to do, but it probably isn't compulsory. However, you can see who looks after themselves and who doesn't. There were images of Willock and Nelson doing weights in the changing room after a game.
You can bet your life on it that someone like Martinelli has gone above and beyond. Auba is ridiculously sharp at all times. Does Pepe have the same work ethic? He doesn't even train properly on a normal day, how will he be after this lockdown?
Who knows. I am just saying that the young players + Auba are guaranteed to be sharp. Everyone else is a guess.
I agree with what you`re saying but how do you know Pepe doesn`t train properly?
Interesting insight this. Also judging by the fact Arteta was talking to Martinelli about his positioning it problem explains why he was dropped for a few games. Positioning is probably the most important aspect of Arteta's playing philosophy.
Using zoom and WhatsApp. He is already doing much better than the USB merchant.
He's the one real thing at the club now that gives you hope, the board will let him down though.
Hilarious really how much worse our players are technically now than when he played for us, and that was only like 4 years ago
Really? Except for Sanchez and Cazorla which players are worse technically? I must have forgotten about technical wizards like Ramsey, Giroud and Walcott since their technical qualities were apparently so much better than our current lot.
As long as Cazorla, Sanchez and peak Özil started for us back then, I feel we still had a style about us...Rosicky, Wilshere and Arteta himself would also add to that, though they were injured pretty much all in 15-16.
Just feel it’s very hard to identify with this team in a way, it’s so lacking in technique even with every senior player available...at least we have a decent crop of youngsters though.
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