PL: Arsenal v Manchester City | December 15, 16:30 GMT | Sky Sports

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

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Match Prediction

Poll closed Dec 15, 2019.
  1. Arsenal Win

    30.6%
  2. Draw

    15.3%
  3. City Win

    54.2%
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  1. Nyctophobia

    Nyctophobia Well-Known Member

    I've never seen a Arsenal team like this, completely dysfunctional, painful to watch.
     
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  2. ksarp

    ksarp Well-Known Member

    It just didn’t happen though. Years of systemic depreciation.
     
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  3. ksarp

    ksarp Well-Known Member

    Not responding to and addressing needs fast enough. Now Freddy saying gimme staff or appoint manager.
     
  4. DJ_Markstar

    DJ_Markstar Well-Known Member

    I must have been watching a different game to everyone else. Yes we weren't great, but I think the overall game was fairly even between the two sides other than the three pieces of magic from De Bruyne. Could easily have been 0-0 if Prince Harry wasn't playing tbh.
     
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  5. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    We give it good go until 3rd goal we just cant defend you can't win game concede 3 goals in 4 shoots
     
  6. mpower2540

    mpower2540 Well-Known Member

    We had some ok moments on the ball but it was like watching a cat play with its food. We need organising clearly. They’re just better than us, not much you can say really. Need coaching ASAP but even then can’t see us finishing much higher than 8th.
     
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  8. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    One thing that stood out to me is how happy City were to sit off when we had the ball at the back. They're a team that usually presses but were more than happy to let our back four have the ball because they know that none of them have the passing quality. That's one of major problems because it leads to everyone dropping deeper and our striker getting isolated.

    Another problem is the lack of mobility in midfield, playing a midfield two when none of our mids are particularly fast just isn't going to work in the prem. Recruitment for a B2B mid should be high on the list.
     
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  9. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator



    Watch this goal and look how many basic mistakes we make. 3 guys pressing wrongly. Too much space. No tracking back runners. Poor man marking look at kola instead of keeping with sterling he marking nobody.

    What the hell we do in training? Get high maybe? Do we even practice what we do off the ball?
     
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  10. Underhill

    Underhill Well-Known Member

    To be honest, we used to look this ****e under Wenger vs top sides frequently. The difference is that back then it at least looked like we could score.
     
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  11. jvw

    jvw Active Member

    And we'd win most of the games in between.
     
  12. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant

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  13. Joestlaachmkr

    Joestlaachmkr Active Member

    Andy Gray, John Arne Riise & Richard Keys are all spot on regarding all the problems going on at Arsenal.
     
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  14. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    We've had way worse games this season. City are just that much better than us currently. Both De Bruyne's goals were very good strikes but we gave them the play for the first 2 goals.
     
  15. Underhill

    Underhill Well-Known Member

    Yeah, our performance vs lesser teams were great under Wenger.
     
  16. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    Both midfielders pressing that high up with that many passing options for the other team is just madness. It's like you say, one has to wonder what the heck is going on in training.
     
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  17. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Yeah I thought the passing was as goid as it has been this year.
     
  18. Joestlaachmkr

    Joestlaachmkr Active Member

    What`s funny is that Pep claimed on the press conferance after the game that City played "much better" against United than what they did against us.. even though City were outplayed by United in the first half of that game and United defended really well in the second half. To be honest, i find that comment by Pep to be humiliating.
     
  19. Polar Bear

    Polar Bear Well-Known Member

    I'm not even feeling sad because honestly I expected it, I have little hope these days. I feel like we are in dejavu, on the same loop always.

    The match was not Arsenal vs Man City, that match was De Bryne vs 10 mannequins and a goalkeeper.

    so tired of it all. sigh
     
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  20. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    I don't think we played badly with the ball , actually one of our better performances in building play but the off the ball stuff is completely ùnacceptable at any level of football .
     
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