PL: Arsenal v Liverpool | December 22 19:45 GMT | Sky Sports

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Dec 19, 2017.


Match Prediction

Poll closed Dec 22, 2017.
  1. Arsenal Win

  2. Draw

  3. Liverpool Win

  4. Aevius should have made this thread instead

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  1. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Jamie :lol: he nearly cried after our 3rd goal
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  2. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway Well-Known Member

    Not sure if this has been mentioned here before, but I feel the team was definitely more solid defensively and more stable with a back 3. Not sure what Iwobi brings to the table to warrant a starting job. I would sit him and come back to the 3-4-3.
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  3. redwhiteAustrian

    redwhiteAustrian Tu Felix Austria Administrator

    Thought we were a complete shambles at the back, the games vs Pool and ManUre have been awful in that regard.

    At least we managed to get a point, even though a win was more than possible. Disappointed somewhat, although the team showed a bit of grit and determination for once.
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  4. Plutarch

    Plutarch Well-Known Member

    For a period of games I thought we'd solved the problem of teams scoring easily against us on breakaways. Playing three at the back seemed to cut down on this. But last night it happened all game, we looked continually vulnerable. But there were some good things in the game from Arsenal anyway, good attacking play from us, and good spirit certainly.
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  5. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway Well-Known Member

    Kos is rapidly aging and can't be in a back two with either Mustafi or Nacho. Back three is a better option at this stage.
  6. redanddread

    redanddread Always negative

    We could play 8-1-1 & it wouldn't make a jot of difference bro. Remember reading an article by Tim Stillman on Arseblog last season saying that although our results had turned around using a back 3 the shots per game and shots on goal (from good positions) against us had increased.
  7. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway Well-Known Member


    Safe travels Bro!
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  8. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Hoping Emery cloud has a silver lining

    This. We were much better with a back 3. Certainly since Kos's crisis in confidence.

    Wenger summed it perfectly. The lads looked frozen at the start. Could hardly string a pass together and slipping over.

    Whatever he said at half time changed things a lot. But still think he should have shored up at 3-2, bringing Coq on for Iwobi
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  9. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Closet Spurs Fan

    Some great quotes from this report -

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  10. redanddread

    redanddread Always negative

    Yup getting ready to pack & get my **** together...Tx man, we link over the hols.!
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  11. Penn_

    Penn_ Well-Known Member

    3-4-3 didn’t solve anything, it just threw an extra centre back at our defensive mess.

    If everyone makes it through the Christmas period I’d like to see;

    Alexis Özil Wilshere
    Ramsey Xhaka
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  12. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Hoping Emery cloud has a silver lining

    Carragher nearly had a melt down about Mignolet. Saying Pep had changed 2 goalies already to get what he was looking for.

    The Sky commentator quietly reminded him that Pep has an unlimited budget. :lol::lol:
  13. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Hoping Emery cloud has a silver lining

    Don't ever leave bro :lol:
  14. Bergkamp a Dutch Master

    Bergkamp a Dutch Master Well-Known Member

    in that case looking at defence since Bould got the seat - he should be sacked.
  15. Bergkamp a Dutch Master

    Bergkamp a Dutch Master Well-Known Member

    too nervous and don't rise to the occasion?
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  16. redanddread

    redanddread Always negative

    My sentiments exactly.
  17. Lady_Gooner

    Lady_Gooner That's Mrs. Ramsey to you buster!

    After a chat with my sisters, I’ve decided I want the rest of the season to be like yesterday. We need to be committed to entertaining football

    I’m happy for us to concede 3 a game as long as we have entertaining periods where we play some good football & score some ourselves.

    That 6 minute period had some really good stuff & i felt better then than our terrible football against Newcastle and we won that game! We won’t finish worse than 6th, so done caring about points/league table.

    Merry Christmas everyone :)
  18. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Agenda Merchant

    I couldnt stop laughing after Özil goal. I was likr, wow this is it. This is our cpmeback. Özil and Sanchez will sign after the game. My Liverpool friend missed all goals because he was mixing my stash.

    But of course god hate us all.
  19. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Hoping Emery cloud has a silver lining

    Can see why our ticket prices are so high. Football doesn't get more entertaining than our Man U, Spurs and Liverpool games :lol::lol:
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  20. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Closet Spurs Fan

    If people weren't smart enough to figure it out already, his recent quotes basically makes it clear that he clearly doesn't have a clue what he's doing anymore. He's only trying to get the players physically ready for games instead of meticulously studying his opponents and drilling the team accordingly, just hoping the players figure it out themselves on the pitch(Something which Szczesny alluded to a few months ago.)
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