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Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Oct 22, 2020.


Match Prediction

Poll closed Oct 25, 2020.
  1. Arsenal Win

  2. Draw

  3. Leicester Win

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  1. Papa Wonga

    Papa Wonga Well-Known Member

    I would discuss plausible options if we had actually any options on the bench. Catch my drift? I'm so pro Özil because we have no creativity in the squad, calm down.
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  2. Batman

    Batman Bruce Wayne

    They won't surprise anyone who watched us against them last year or how they've started the season. Bielsa is a genius. Arteta has no chance of outmanaging him. It will be solely on the players to get a result which should fill us all with dread.
  3. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

    The huge and obvious issue is that Lacazette and Aubameyang individually and collectively do not offer enough in between the lines so it should be either/or not a both situation. Our attack is so reliant on Saka because he’s the only actual wide forward that can retain and progress play in the half space.
  4. Kav

    Kav Well-Known Member

    The players are certainly culpable but you can see that they are doing what the manager asks of them in terms of positioning. They are playing how he instructs by maintaining possession and recycling the ball. I’m sure that some of them would rather play more direct but Mikel wants slow and measured.

    Mikels approach works best when we are the underdog or weaker team but against teams at our level it just shows his cautiousness.
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  5. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Yes over thinking and not simple look how deep is auba and Tierney play as LW
  6. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Established Member Trusted

    How can you like a set up that gets Ceballos and Xhaka on the ball more than Partey?
  7. Troopz

    Troopz Established Member

    I agree, the club always mention these great youngsters but is there a reason why they’re not getting a chance over duds like Lacazette?

    Stick Auba CF and give the likes of ESR, Reiss Nelson etc a chance. Leicester threw the likes of Fofana, Barnes and Justin in their team.
  8. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Established Member Trusted

    Our stats were better in every way apart from two crucial areas. The goal obviously but even more worryingly 0-2 in terms of big chances. We knew Auva would fall off but we are creating nothing worthwhile. We had 11 chances first half and 1 second half. We were kings of the comeback under Wenger and often better second half under Emery. Adrian Clarke is saying the first half is the best we've played under Arteta. Passed the eye test (sort of) but the stats tell a different story :facepalm:
  9. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    yeah sacrificing all your offence for defensive stability is not hard, it's a reason why that's what most small clubs resort to.

    If we can get the balance between offence and defence right and still look defensively solid that would be impressive.
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  10. Sanchez11

    Sanchez11 Superior Journalist To Charles Watts

    With us we become too one dimential down the left, way too predictable. We are way too slow switching the play.
  11. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

    All three of them are good passers from deep. We’ll see more from Partey in other games. Leicester packed the middle well. The problem was our options receiving the ball in the final third were dire.
  12. Papa Wonga

    Papa Wonga Well-Known Member

    So we went from...

    Mr Comeback kid: Wenger
    Mr Second Half: Emery
    Mr Do nothing / Mr Stubborn: Arteta.
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  13. roz

    roz Fake News Merchant

    I dunno man, thought we controlled that game from start til the 70th min. Sterile domination.
    He’s nowhere near talented enough to be as effective as Salah is for Liverpool. Feels so bleak right now. :(
  14. Make

    Make Active Member

    We have just played on the flanks and no passes in the middle of the pitch. Ceballos played on the right side and he couldn't play with Thomas or having a link-up with the strikers. In my opinion a day like today we need a player like Özil, is tough to say that but it's the true.
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  15. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    It is about finding the right balance and we have to remember this is Arteta's first full season.

    He just needs to get back to basics, play your strongest team and best players in each position. Play 433 or 4231.

    And for the love of god play Saliba. Saliba can't even play in the Europa league ffs!!!
  16. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Established Member Trusted

    They don't break lines, they are too safe. Its interesting that you cite them as good passers from deep when our best passer from deep was Luiz. The ball to Tierney was on all first half. Its telling that Luiz played it and Ceballos didn't.
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  17. Papa Wonga

    Papa Wonga Well-Known Member

    He'll never play Saliba, He likes to try and coach **** into decent smelling **** - Mustafi / Kolasinac / Cedric.
  18. Sanchez11

    Sanchez11 Superior Journalist To Charles Watts

    I want to see Martinelli at cf when he returns
  19. ArtetaOut

    ArtetaOut Well-Known Member

    Hey @Jury, how'd you enjoy watching your boytoy Arteta getting torn a new one by Leicester and Rodgers ey? I thought you and the other paid shills/bootlickers were saying Arteta is world-class miracle worker or some ****? How's that worked out for you? Did you enjoy fapping over the non-stop backwards sideways passing? Too bad for you that your Messiah Arteta's tactics are just about as impotent as you lmao
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  20. Papa Wonga

    Papa Wonga Well-Known Member

    **** off back to foxestalk you cretin.
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