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PL: Arsenal v Leicester City | Sunday October 25 | KO: 19:15 GMT | Sky Sports Box Office (£14.95)

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

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Match Prediction

Poll closed Oct 25, 2020.
  1. Arsenal Win

    76.2%
  2. Draw

    19.0%
  3. Leicester Win

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  1. Sebastes

    Sebastes Statbomb Merchant

    Ii mean Mustafi isn’t good enough, but how the **** do you blame the goal on him..? Xhaka was completely on his heels for that pass to Under, not to mention he came up 10m short over a 30m (not even that?) sprint.

    On a whole I just don’t get what Arteta’s trying to do. We seem to play a 2-3-5 in possession with Xhaka and Dani as some sort of wb’s or wide mids. Literally leaves Partey in the middle and there’s a ****in ocean between him and the 5 up front. Arteta’s literally setting us up to only create chances on wings.

    Fuming :mad:
     
  2. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    Hopeful crosses and set pieces get counted as chances created you know.

    Outside of Bellerin’s volley, how many saves do you remember Schmeichel having to make?
     
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  3. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James Trusted

    He could play Willian instead of Özil in that lineup. I mean he even mentioned playing him there when we signed him and yet the only time he played him central was as a ****ing false 9.
     
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  4. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Established Member

    That team still had the Wenger DNA and instinctively knew how to attack. That all changed when Emery made his mark
     
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  5. Hleb's Sirush

    Hleb's Sirush Well-Known Member

    We controlled most of that game but mostly with possession and in 1st half we did create a few good opportunities, but nothing sustained. Our chances came from long balls and crosses.

    But Auba was exactly like that. I know things look bleak now but those stats aren't a fluke.



    Arteta needs to realise he needs to get Auba spending most of his time sniffing around the penalty area or there is actually no point playing him. You could get a player from the championship to play the role Auba is playing now with similar results.
     
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  6. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    Obviously it's a bit early, and he's clearly a good player in his own right, but this feels sort of like an example of that debate that was going on all summer between Partey and Aouar and which one we needed most. There were two camps and one camp insisted that we needed Partey more than we needed someone like Aouar.

    I didn't agree then and on the evidence of today you can see why. Partey, Ceballos and Xhaka all playing deep and nothing between the lines.

    We've essentially made a very good upgrade in a position that wasn't desperately urgent and made no upgrade to the position we most desperately needed to.

    Not just about that though obviously. There's also the whole striker issue and not getting the best out of Auba. And generally we're probably seeing a first-time coach struggling to coach a fluent attack, kinda like how Lampard is struggling to coach a good defence.
     
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  7. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    The way we played that day was so against the norm of what Emery-ball would become, you might actually be right. :lol:

    I don't think we ever played with so much fluidity and freedom after that game.





    Tho you could make a case for the 2-0 vs United under Arteta being a similar story. o_O
     
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  8. ArtetaOut

    ArtetaOut Member

    Really mate :lol: I don't spend hours a day shilling for a particular individual a so-called "fan" such as youself. Your post counts are impressive! :lol: Enjoy your echo chamber bud!
     
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  9. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    Wasteful finishing let us down. Forwards got into good positions in the first half but fluffed their chances.

    Edit: The referee too. Nothing wrong with Laca’s goal at all. It’s a different game if the referee gives it.
     
  10. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

  11. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    I didn't know 20/21 season consisted of only 6 games.
     
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  12. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    Jeez that doesn't look good. This season is still a small sample though so I would hope it doesn't remain that low.

    You can see the drop off as soon as Wenger was gone as well.
     
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  13. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

    Breaking lines isn’t only about the quality of the passer but of the recipient’s movement and ability to receive. We had next to nothing useful from Laca and Auba in that regard. Who exactly should they have been finding?

    I didn’t mention Luiz because I was talking about midfielders. In any case Ceballos didn’t have his best game but playing that ball out to Tierney is an easier pass from RCB than it is RDM. I liked the shape. The execution still needs work. First time we’ve seen it with that personnel.
     
  14. GunnerBP

    GunnerBP Well-Known Member Trusted

    Based on this match, we've basically created a team built for players like Özil, but have made it impossible to select Özil.

    It is just so crazy.
     
  15. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Can see the increase when Alexis joined and drop off when he left :lol:
     
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  16. Hleb's Sirush

    Hleb's Sirush Well-Known Member

    It is obvious we don't get enough shots. We shouldn't really be surprised all our attackers look bad at the moment. As a team we can't create enough chances apart from a few hopeful long balls/crosses. Really hope we try something else soon or else this season will be another bitterly disappointing one.
     
  17. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Dissociating

    Not a lot to show for all the non negotiating.
     
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  18. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Iwobi is worryingly ahead of any of our current attacking players on a technical level, tells you the issue from then and now :lol:
     
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  19. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    Also in fairness we can all harp on about creative players making the difference but look at Man City... plethora of creative players but also struggling massively.

    There's no magic in this football team anymore. Dont even think Aouar is the answer if I'm honest. Need a Bruno or Dybala type player.
     
  20. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Yeah sound about right in our first 6 games we can't go beyond 10 shots for the attack we have it's just not good at all and need to be fixed
     
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