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Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Dec 12, 2019.


Match Prediction

Poll closed Dec 15, 2019.
  1. Arsenal Win

  2. Draw

  3. City Win

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  1. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant

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  2. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    People need to watch the 1st half again, this time without the agenda glasses.
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  3. mavelous

    mavelous Tinfoil hat aficionado Trusted

    Hang on bro. It's best to take it lightly regarding footy, it's not even what it was 10-15 years ago
  4. EmeryCouldnt

    EmeryCouldnt Well-Known Member

    Anyone can see ESR did not impact the game more than Özil. Özil still showed his quality passing.
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  5. Eaststander74

    Eaststander74 Jury Lite II

    I know how mad it makes people. It's cool.
  6. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    Aubas attitude was and is appalling, dude meant to be captain, did he even try and get the ball back once?
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  7. NieThePiet

    NieThePiet Loves Overhyping Our Rivals

    haven't conceded with with Saka on the pitch.
  8. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

  9. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    Looks like we're getting Saka at LWB and Martinelli LW for the foreseeable future then?
  10. OneAW!

    OneAW! Active Member

    This is why Wenger left he got tired of the bullshit. Working for an owner with absolutely no ambition must've been soul sapping.
  11. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Özil worked harder but Özil is the one that gets criticised the most too.

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  12. Dj_sds -

    Dj_sds - Well-Known Member

    Funny how this brilliant man couldn't find another job even though he basically begged for it through the media for two years straight.
  13. ScotsGooner89

    ScotsGooner89 Active Member

    Absolute shambles of a team. The youngsters are diabolical too. They are the ones who shouldn’t care that it’s 0-3 and keep running, keep pressing try to impress and break into the 11. Smith Rowe seems to have the tools but doesn’t have the attitude. I’d honestly take just under market value for 95% of our squad and start over. The general coaching of the squad is poor too, the most disjointed version of a press I’ve ever seen. So easy to pass it around in little triangles and all of a sudden have a wing back or winger in acres of space. Not one time do you see us manage to do that to teams because 1. Our passing is **** & 2. Other teams are far more coordinated.

    Still love martinelli though, he’s genuinely the only thing about us that brings a smile to my face. Whoever he deservedly gets his move to in 1-2 years, might just start supporting them.
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  14. Eaststander74

    Eaststander74 Jury Lite II

    Neither did a stroke tbh. The telling thing is one doesn't have to to try hard to affect a game, and the other can't when he does.
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  15. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    Can't judge players too harshly that have't been properly coached for nearly two years.
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  16. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    One plays for Dubai, the other for Kroenke.
  17. Camron

    Camron Established Member

    Freddie on par with Wengers last results against City. Not bad.
  18. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character

    I disagree with it as an absolute.

    There is a lot that goes into making a team. Fundamentally I believe having a good manager is more important than an expensive squad.

    Man City are a good example recently. Theyve spent a lot but only recently won back to back leagues, the first team to do it this decade. Something we failed to do. Some will say their squad cost alot but so did our own and we havent exactly been great. Even when we were great we didnt do that.

    Outside of a manager the ability to spend is important. But again spending wisely is equally as important. Weve spent s lot on injured players like Tierney ;) @Furious weve spent a lot poorly and we havent really developed anyone. Liverpool conversely have spent 8m on Robertson nothing on TAA 35m each on Salah and Mane, effectively what we spent on Pepe. Point 1 comes back in to this. A good manager. Of course people will say VVd and Allison again I'll say point 1, a good manager. Weve spent wisely on 4 key positions and identified we need 2 other positions filled. Let's go spend big on the right players.

    Now yes the ability to continually regurgitate gives some advantages. But not many. City sign a dud manager and buy his players they are stuck. New manager new players. Bloated squad. FFP problems.

    The most important component is the manager. Get that right then your squad cost/net spend doesnt matter.
  19. Sane__

    Sane__ Active Member

    You really believe Wenger received no managerial offers from no clubs at all? Hilarious.
    Did Bayern not make him an offer?
  20. Eaststander74

    Eaststander74 Jury Lite II

    Yep, fair enough. Conceded 3 with the non-defending half -arsed fraud that is Özil, on the pitch, though.

    Good stats, keep them coming!
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