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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. redanddread

    redanddread The stone that the builders refuse

  2. SA Gunner

    SA Gunner Prediction Pool King Trusted

    I think, in addition to the tactical preparation was there an added mental focus on that day. There was no sign of any lapse of concentration or intensity.

    Same can be said about the Man United match, albeit when we had to chase the game. A deep focus on our objectives for close to 80 minutes or so.

    In this game, we had that intensity for five to eight minutes. That is a serious drop in my opinion and serious questions are needed here in addition to the tactical work pre match.

    Whether this comes as a result of our tactical planning not working could be the answer yes... and for that we turn back to the manager.

    Dress this draw up as you like, for me its not good enough.
  3. Gooner Zig

    Gooner Zig AM's Resident Accountant Trusted

    I don't have them in front of me but the stats actually point out that we gave up more big chances with the back three.
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  4. Toast

    Toast Well-Known Member



    Those stats suggests that it wasn't the switch to the back three that made the difference, but rather Cech coming into a patch of form and making more crucial saves as a result.

    Full analysis by Arseblog here.
  5. Mitch

    Mitch Blocked by Ramsey on Instagram

    You could spin it the other way too.
    We have also signed the likes of Lacazette, Xhaka, Mustafi and Kolasinac during that time whilst they have given opportunities to the likes of Mignolet, Henderson, Lovren, Klavan etc.
  6. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Hoping Emery cloud has a silver lining

    United game was the best game of football I've watched since Germany beat Brazil 7-1.

    Edge of seat for 90minutes. And the football was scinitillating at times.:lol::lol:
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  7. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Hoping Emery cloud has a silver lining

    Yeah beating Spurs in a November was good.What about the Cup Final beating Chelsea in May. Or when we beat Chelsea in the Community Shield. Or beating City 2-1 in April. We beat United 2-0 in May as well. All big games this year we prepared for.

    Maybe you missed them bro.
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  8. redanddread

    redanddread The stone that the builders refuse

    UTD. at home last year was a meaningless match bro - happy we beat them but UTD. had put their eggs in the Europa League basket. We're good in Cup matches because it's just all about winning the game so we can play our gung-ho style win or lose. big games in the league that matter we've been poor for as long as I can remember. Anyway, if you're happy with sloppy play being delivered up on a regular basis, good for you. We're a joke at the back and have been for a long time.
  9. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    It's true , what a shocker .
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  10. JamesG

    JamesG Active Member

    Frustrating thing about last night's game & the Utd game a few weeks back is that Arsenal are clearly capable of blowing teams away. But our flaws are terrible & kills any potential progress. Tactically it is all wrong. If only Wenger was better. Maddening to know this team is capable of great things but our self destruct aspect destroys any chance of being serious.

    Hopefully, post Wenger things will get better on this.
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  11. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Hoping Emery cloud has a silver lining

    Sorry, didn't realise you were only talking about league matches, and only when other teams can be bothered. My bad.
  12. redanddread

    redanddread The stone that the builders refuse

    Keep it up bro...........;)
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  13. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory The wheel turns Moderator

    Just realized we played a back four yesterday... Kos just needs to do better.
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  14. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    Wrong thread.
  15. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory The wheel turns Moderator

    Liverpool have wrecked us under Klopp for the most part though. I thought we were losing from the off yesterday, especially as they have been in even better form away than we have been at home.

    Disappointed we didn't close out the game after we turned it around, but not upset at the result overall.
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  16. CurryFlavoured

    CurryFlavoured Well-Known Member

    I missed chunks of the first half and am just catching MOTD now - didn't realise how badly they battered us up until our first goal.

    The defending makes me want to pull my hair out. For Salah's everyone just followed the ball and Wilshere didn't track him. For the equaliser, despite having so many players back, Firmino found loads of space inside our box. How!? :mad:

    The same mistakes will happen again next week too.
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  17. Penn_

    Penn_ Well-Known Member

    Why didn’t Monreal run back for the first goal? Xhaka and Wilshere did but Monreal was just strolling along likes he belongs in the front three.

    Mr.Consistent :rolleyes:
  18. redanddread

    redanddread The stone that the builders refuse

    and the week after that & then the week after that. It's sad nuh **** but what can you do. Take our punishment & watch this crap for another 18 months max I hope.
  19. Trilly

    Trilly ^ If Michael Owen posted on AM

    I wish another manager had a year to work with this current squad. We should have won that game.
  20. redanddread

    redanddread The stone that the builders refuse

    Actually we really should have lost it but somehow, miracles of miracles we actually managed to score 3 unanswered goals A better coached team probably wouldn't have been staring down a 2 goal deficit to start with and more than likely a better coached team could have held on to the lead or increased it.
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