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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. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    There absolutely no movement creativity problem or not if the movment is so little the chances will be few. Leicester hold themselves well at 2nd half to be fair because at 1st half they got away with it.
  2. Polar Bear

    Polar Bear Well-Known Member

    Vardy always scores against us, every season, its all soooooooooooooo predictable.

    Lame performance from us, entire 2nd half we did virtually nothing, there was no creation, the only way we look dangerous if when Luiz just hoofs the ball as hard as he can 85 yards and hope it bounces to one of our strikers.
  3. Kav

    Kav Well-Known Member

    Sure blame the players only and ignore the system that is being played.
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  4. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief Trusted

    It's only good defending if you score at other end. It's just hiding otherwise.

    Arteta has been too cautious for too long
  5. EmeryCouldnt

    EmeryCouldnt Well-Known Member

    Sure, I’ll concede that. There was a clear drop off after about 35-40 minutes.
  6. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    If all your attacking players are playing poorly/underperforming, I think it's pretty obvious where the finger should be pointed at.
  7. EmeryCouldnt

    EmeryCouldnt Well-Known Member

    Clear as day and no surprise.
  8. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Many Men Wish Death Upon Me

    Meh the system should have at least got us over the line this game. Without Mustafi terrible mistake we would have kept clean sheet and then we did create a few decent chances. With better striker one of them might even go in.

    A lot of things to work on but I think we have many bad apples still playing important minutes for us.
  9. EmeryCouldnt

    EmeryCouldnt Well-Known Member

    The Gods?
  10. Polar Bear

    Polar Bear Well-Known Member

    I agree with you, especially Pepe, he is so laid back and half asleep all the time. He gets away with far too much, he is so sleepy.

    He gets pushed off the ball a lot, and people will claim its because he is not strong enough, but I say its more the opposition players are so much more aggressive and actually want it !!!. I've seen him get pushed off the ball by very lightweight players too, they just simply want it more and are awake. Seems he plays like he is on sleeping pills or melatonin
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  11. shoot for the top

    shoot for the top Well-Known Member

    The main reason we are so weak in attack is that the starting positions of the fullbacks/attackers are too far forward and they stay forward. If you watch closely this game, every time we attacked their whole team is already back defending because we pushed them back so quickly. The attackers need to wait until a gap appears through the cycling of possession or some good combination play, it is too predictable at the moment.
  12. EmeryCouldnt

    EmeryCouldnt Well-Known Member

    Mustafi comes into defense, Vardy joins their attack. It was 100% going to happen.
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  13. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    When teams defend so deep you'll need players creat space for themselves if everybody standing around the chances will be few and easy to defend explains we had 11 shots at 1st half and only 1 at 2nd half because laca saka auba were all moving.
  14. Troopz

    Troopz Established Member

    Another thing I’ve noticed is we’re moving the ball too slow. All this sideways football and we’re letting the opposition team regain their shape to frustrate us.

    We lack risk takers in this team and it all stems down from the manager and his cautious approach. The limited footballers we have don’t help too.
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  15. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Yes that something also affect our chance creation our players just slow or just not taking risk and ending pass backward
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  16. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    Exactly. Some here think that a #10 will be a magical solution to unlock low blocks. We had Cazorla and prime Özil and had games like this. We need better forwards first and foremost. Laca and Pepe are not good enough.
  17. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    Very creative!

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  18. Troopz

    Troopz Established Member

    I called for Lacazette to get shipped out during the summer and there were a few on here that kept on defending him.

    Bringing in a lethal CF and getting rid of deadwood like Lacazette was a major priority last summer but we didn’t do it. Some even thought Lacazette was a better option than Raul Jimenez :facepalm:

    We have to go all out for Patson Daka in January if we want to make top 4 imo.
  19. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Strange how they cancel that no interference from xhaka unless he touched the ball but doesn't seem like it because it didn't change direction of ball.
  20. Kav

    Kav Well-Known Member

    I won’t deny that some players are not pulling their weight but when you watch the lack of dynamism and the predictability in our play it is no surprise when we don’t score or break down teams.

    We played well in the first half but to be very honest our best player was Luiz a CB who was making the most chances with his passes. Our midfield was non existent and I put that down to instructions from the coach. He had our CM’s tuck in wide to allow our RB/LB to bomb forward. That’s fine but it left a massive hole in the midfield and no one was connecting play. For months now we play the ball around in a big U. It’s frustrating to watch.

    I know he’s a young manager and this is his first time. I just don’t think he should be using Arsenal as his test run so to speak until he figures things out.
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