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Mohamed Elneny: Pyramid Pirlo

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Trilly, Aug 1, 2020.

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  1. Elneny

    55.6%
  2. Ceballos

    44.4%
  1. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    I thought he was our best player tonight tbf.

    Handled the press alright, broke up play well and managed to get up and down.

    Him and Ceballos looked really promising together.
     
  2. Oh_Snap

    Oh_Snap Well-Known Member

    Such an underrated, tidy player. Needs a better partner.
     
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  3. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    I’d prefer to keep him around and loan out Willock.

    This is the toughest game of the year and he wasn’t a disgrace. Easily the match of a 50M player in Keita tonight.
     
  4. LG10

    LG10 Well-Known Member

    Was probably our best player today, not saying much but shows what a great squad player he is.
     
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  5. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz Attention Seeker

    If we manage our expectations on him, i think he might be a pleasant surprise this season.
     
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  6. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    He doesnt do anything special, thats why people complain but in a game like this you want someone who doesnt make errors, and he is that kind of player. He keeps it simple but doesn't shine. I've said it before, he's not good enough for us if we want top 4 but we could sell him for minimum £10m and have several clubs interested.
     
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  7. Breezy

    Breezy Well-Known Member

    Keep him.

    Basic, disciplined, neat and tidy, keeps it simple and doesn’t lose possession easily.

    valuable squaddie.
     
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  8. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    Solid squad player but can't be starting in games like this.
     
  9. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    I really don't understand why he afraid of pass forward even when having opportunity. Everything else he does is decent for a midfielder but he just too safe and basic
     
  10. Oh_Snap

    Oh_Snap Well-Known Member

    The worst argument he's gotten around here is "he's so mediocre" ... over the years and considering the players we had, that's pretty ok i guess. ngl i wasn't sad to see him leave for turkey but there's a player in there and one could never say he cost us a point or made a horrendous mistake that cost us big time.
     
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  11. Lakersgooner24

    Lakersgooner24 Well-Known Member

    He's as vanilla as it gets. Won't lose you matches, but won't win you matches either.

    Serviceable as a squaddie, but definitely shouldn't be a starter for any meaningful period of time if we have any ambition.
     
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  12. Oh_Snap

    Oh_Snap Well-Known Member

    Shouldn't maybe. But i can see why Arteta chose him above the other options and will continue to do so until we get someone similar / better.
     
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  13. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    I hope Guen has seen the votes on this thread. I might post them on his insta page :lol:
     
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  14. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Established Member Trusted

    Hes solid enough but we need more forward thrust that he won't provide. He was tidy and made himself available but he should rarely start in the league. Lool at his reaction when Laca missed the 1v1.
     
  15. TakeChillPill

    TakeChillPill Well-Known Member

    Still prefer him and ceballos over xhaka and ceballos.
     
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  16. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford Trusted

    The El Niesta redemption arc continues. Might have just creeped ahead of Xhaka in the pecking order based on tonight. :lol:
     
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  17. dka91

    dka91 Well-Known Member

    I mean he was alright? He wasn't awful I don't think, he's just not exceptional.
     
  18. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    100%
     
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  19. Macho

    Macho Established Member Trusted

    Arteta values experience. Look at all of our young players who can’t get a game atm.

    He’s a bit cowardly when it comes to passing forward, but against such a team a safe cautious passer is valuable - if he had a decent over the top ball he’d be fully press resistant.

    Id have started him alongside Ceballos instead of Xhaka tonight myself. He wasn’t our worst player today for sure.
     
  20. krackpot

    krackpot Established Member Trusted

    Glad to see Arteta using him, but sad that we have no one better than him.
     

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