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.


Match Prediction

Poll closed Oct 25, 2020.
  1. Arsenal Win

  2. Draw

  3. Leicester Win

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  1. kash2

    kash2 Obsessed With Jury

    nopes...words dont mean what you want them to mean. cheerio
  2. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter Trusted

    Still can't wrap my head around the game plan for this.
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  3. GoonerJeeves

    GoonerJeeves Up The Terriers Trusted

    I thought we had a decent first half, but good lord...it was tepid in the second half.
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  4. FreakySami

    FreakySami Well-Known Member

    I think the game plan in the first half was to let our rb /lb (mostly LB) to push with the attacker and have an numerical advantage on the attacking wing and this created 2v1 opportunities. This allowed us to get those great crosses our LB and RB did.

    This worked well in the first half because we were playing against 4 defenders.

    In the second half, Leicester changed their shape slightly with a 5-3-2 or 5-4-1 type. They sat back and our attack was nullified. They allowed us to go on the wing while having the numbers in the back to defend against any of our attacks. The game plan was well countered by Leicester.

    This caused us many problems because we no longer had the numerical advantage in the flanks nor the front. What we should have done IMO is to play more the middle of the field which would create more space for our LB/RBs to go in, create freekick situations and /or passes.

    A team that does not feel like they are in danger will NOT move out of position. We needed to do that in the second half and it was none existant. They sat and countered very easily.
  5. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Dissociating

    Because of corners and crosses. You watch him last season and he was pumping in crosses non stop.
  6. DJ_Markstar

    DJ_Markstar Well-Known Member

    You have to be the dumbest poster on this forum.
  7. American_Gooner

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


    iPad merchant making the players re-watch the match

    DUFFMAN Well-Known Member

    What's this
  9. Kav

    Kav Well-Known Member

    He probably thinks the players didn’t follow instructions and made mistakes. Fair enough, I just hope it is not a case where He thinks nothing is wrong with his system and it’s only the players fault. We won’t be going very far if that is his mindset.
  10. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    The problem with this kind of micromanagement is once players tire mentally, or find themselves chasing a deficit, they always do what comes naturally to them. They’re human.

    He has to find a way to harness their instincts more.
  11. Mitch

    Mitch Bellerin Upgrade Advocate

    We suffered after Luiz went off. Our only tatic seemed to be Luiz playing a long diagonal ball to a in space Tierney who would carry the ball down the left and he either put a cross or interchanged link up play with Saka (which was our only success in attacking movements). After Luiz went off we struggled for ideas.
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  12. Kav

    Kav Well-Known Member

    You hit the nail on the head here. My observations of Mikel is that he tries to Micro manage and control every aspect of the play that the players are involved in. I don't think that is the best approach. These are professional players not U12 kids who you need to train.

    I think he is actually taking away their confidence and making them afraid to do anything outside of his instructions, they are not playing naturally. Arteta thinks Its his way or the highway and he learned that from pep. He needs to learn to allow players to express themselves occasionally.
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  13. Kav

    Kav Well-Known Member

    That wasn't much of a tactic, it worked in the first half but leicester figured out how to play against us in the second. It is the same thing they did against Man City. I mentioned this elsewhere. Rodgers is actually very astute tactically.
  14. American_Gooner

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

    Expectation: We can bounce back in the next PL game

  15. Macho

    Macho Not Here For The Athletic's BS Trusted

    You're kidding
  16. Rasmi

    Rasmi Well-Known Member

    Newcastle vs Man Utd; 40k
    -Leicester vs Aston Villa; 20k
    -Liverpool vs Sheff Utd; 110k
    -Arsenal vs Leicester; 140k

    Household numbers:
    -Newcastle vs Man Utd; 30k
    -Leicester vs Aston Villa; 20k
    -Liverpool vs Sheff Utd; 60k
    -Arsenal vs Leicester; 70k

    What I feared with our fans. Was always gonna be the fans that spent most cause we have more middle/upper class fan base than any team. Our fans always pay. Our games will be chosen for more ppv more than any team
  17. Macho

    Macho Not Here For The Athletic's BS Trusted

    Those PPV numbers?? from where if you don't mind me asking

    If true, those are very low.
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  18. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Nerds and snobs like that **** FK, making The Arsenal a soft touch...damn shame.
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  19. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter Trusted

    FK that Twitter guy? Who even is he? See him loads
  20. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    He does it every game, win or lose. He also asks them to write up a report.
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