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Match Prediction

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  1. Arsenal Win

  2. Draw

  3. Leicester Win

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  1. Preacher

    Preacher Always Crying


    Another joke of a pass map.
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  2. Beksl

    Beksl Sell All The Youngsters

    The knives are out I see.
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  3. kash2

    kash2 Obsessed With Jury

    The plan was to play Saka in and it almost worked. However there was no back up plan or a stable shape to attack if the bus is parked.
  4. billyf

    billyf Well-Known Member

    I watched the second half yesterday and the impression I got from the boys is that they don't know or they don't trust this system yet. The 3 behind the striker had no timing in their movement at all, they couldn't get involved in the game and the fullbacks were not helping at all. Arteta has a lot of work to do.
  5. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    Arteta's tactics are incredibly complexed, and they do often work. For example in the first half the tactic shown via the passing map worked, we got in, should've taken the lead. Were robbed of the lead in fact.

    However Rodgers isn't stupid and in the second half they nullified the threat and like @kash2 says there was no backup plan. We would've won that game if Laca's goal rightly stood, but alas, it didn't.

    Anyone who only saw the second half would've seen the nullifying phase of the game, where we didn't have a second plan. But the initial plan worked and we should've won that game based on that.
  6. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Planes, Trains & Social Media Rants

    That pass cut right through us. Xhaka let Under get away from him and Gabriel was left with Under and Vardy to deal with because Mustafi was missing.

    Our loss was caused by useless VAR, and 2 sub par players. 3 if you count Leno. He almost cocked up again in the first few minutes.
  7. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Planes, Trains & Social Media Rants

    Top posting.
  8. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James Trusted

    The ruled out goal was from a corner. The only decent chance we created from open play was the one Lacazette missed. Yeah we managed to get Saka and Tierney in behind with a few diagonal balls but most of that came to nothing.
  9. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief Trusted

    Anyone calling for Artetas head is being silly. The does need to change things though, it's been a poor start to the season.

    This game was pretty disenchanting because we switched to 433 but then became timid and played our CM as half backs or something
  10. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    But we looked better and more fluid in attack. The corner came from an attack, the corner wouldn't have happened if we didn't attack. The initial setup and plan was good.
  11. Gursha

    Gursha Well-Known Member

    Did you see gabriel begging mustafi to mark the space just a second before the long ball was made? then he rushed to close the immediate danger in cengiz while trusting his partner will be in the right position to block the cross.

    But mustafi was mustafi and dreamt about scoring a bicycle kick in the CL final instead of positioning himself for the worst case scenario.

    I think with a better CB partner whos better at reading the game we dont concede this goal, Vardy was criminally under marked that made cengiz decision to pass to him very easy... if he was slightly marked, not fully, just slightly under pressure and threat ( in the end its vardy, few CB's in the world can catch him up at full speed, but a better position mightve be closer to him on the chase) then maybe cengiz wouldnt pass it as easily and think about shooting or passing, and that extra second we forced him to consider whats better will let gabriel close him down even more....

    ITs these small things that people usually miss... claiming this goal is on gabriel is not understanding football imo.
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  12. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Planes, Trains & Social Media Rants

    I've posted exactly same above. Criminal blaming Gabriel. He was trying to clean up Xhaka and Mustafi's sh!t.
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  13. L3T5 PL4Y

    L3T5 PL4Y Flair Accuser

    Fell asleep. What happened?
  14. MikeVinna

    MikeVinna Well-Known Member

    Why the hell is Mustafi even in the squad. Just use Saliba ffs. He’s the future, Mustafi should be the past.
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  15. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Why we forcing both Ceballos and Xhaka that wide? Why Partey playing like a CB? Arteta really have to give more freedom for our players to go forward and create from the middle look how isolated laca is lol
  16. Oxeki

    Oxeki New Threads, Old Tweets

    Exactly. Partey, Xhaka and Ceballos offers no creativity. Dropping one of them and playing Willian or saka there will help big time.
  17. Oxeki

    Oxeki New Threads, Old Tweets

    Mustafi should never be near the starting lineup.

    Him being in our defense means the opponent is always in with a chance of scoring a goal
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2020
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  18. billyf

    billyf Well-Known Member

    Supposed we hadn't conceided that goal, would you guys consider it a good performance?

    I wouldn't.
  19. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Again most pundits who not even like us they don't know why laca goal was disallowed. That could changed the game forced Leicester to go more offensive.
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  20. <<reed>>

    <<reed>> Meme Merchant

    Yeah, shame we only know how to score goals from set-pieces
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