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. Polar Bear

    Polar Bear Well-Known Member

    I really think "off the ball" we are the worst team in the prem, us and West Ham.

    We are talented when we have it, but when the other team has it then its just a huge panic, De Bryne could just shoot on sight, they just let him run and run and run and do whatever he wants, he honestly could have beat our entire midfield just on his own, didn't need the other City midfielders at all, its like we are just mannequins
     
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  2. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

  3. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Yup agree it was disgusting and on the other end we were getting tactically fouled all over the pitch . Someone needed to put one on Rodri or Walker, but not one yellow did we kop. We actually conceded a goal from them injuring one of our players .
     
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  4. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste


     
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  5. Joestlaachmkr

    Joestlaachmkr Active Member

    I can agree with that, but it doesn`t matter if we dont create anything. City had the ball 59% of the game, they also had 8 shots on target while we had 1.
     
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  6. boyinneedofhumor

    boyinneedofhumor Active Member

    Trying to find a suitable analogy...
    (Here's a shot... no matter how bad it is...)

    It's like that presentation one laid out during the opening moments. Looks good.
    Might be able to get it over the line.

    Until minutes later one casually touches on an Achilles heel (more than once). The other party notices it and whole meeting takes on a different focus.
    No amount of effort subsequently is able to convincingly sway the presentation back to its intended points and positivity...
     
  7. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    It is something build on and that is all . No we didn't create so its something we have to find solutions too , Didn't help they took turns to tactcial foul and our bunch of snowflakes lost confidence .
     
  8. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    I think your are trying to say theyre a bunch of pussies :lol:
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2019
  9. Wryer

    Wryer Well-Known Member

    The team has completely lost trust in themselves and in one another. Defensively that is a recipe for disaster. They can put in all the hard work at a personal level, but once you lose that trust, you just can't catch up.
     
  10. boyinneedofhumor

    boyinneedofhumor Active Member

    :eek::eek: That's... too blunt...

    Players might run out of stuff to throw... armband, gloves, jersey, maybe chewing gum, etc...
     
  11. LGooner98

    LGooner98 Well-Known Member

    missed the game. How bad did we play?
     
  12. Aussie_gunner123

    Aussie_gunner123 Well-Known Member

    That was another terrible performance, this team is just falling further & further behind in organisation & defensive skills. I think it is all starting from the top, something needs to be done with the board & Stan Kroenke out otherwise I fear what is going to become still of this club.

    I wouldn't be surprised if we hear an Arteta announcement during the week considering his looks during the game, also got me wondering what Pep was talking to Freddie about for a few minutes after the game, I saw them having a chat & a laugh straight after the game, that got me wondering whether we will hear an announcement soon.
     
  13. boyinneedofhumor

    boyinneedofhumor Active Member

    They've had to draw on their resources to nick 3 goals off us...

    You may consider looking ahead to the Everton game next...
     
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  14. Fewtch

    Fewtch Ozil at 10 And Emery Out

    Defense was bad as expected but we played well until their 3rd, considering the opposition, imo. Some insane finishing from KDB killed us but they were surprisingly bad for being city
     
  15. Joestlaachmkr

    Joestlaachmkr Active Member

    I think City played the game only in 1st gear, and not in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th gear.
     
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  16. Fewtch

    Fewtch Ozil at 10 And Emery Out

    Definitely in the second half, that was basically a 45 min training session for them. They weren’t that good in the first half though and the should’ve been carded much earlier if a competent ref was present so we’d actually have a chance at attacking them without being fouled. They killed so many attacks for us with their fouling, I’m not sure how they’re still getting away with that.
     
  17. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant

    He always goes on about the badge getting changed, even though we went unbeaten with the cannon facing the way it is now :lol:

    I preferred the older badge too, and wish they didn’t change it...but he makes it sound like we changed the badge then immediately got ****.
     
  18. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    Agreed. They carved us open at will and it only remained at 3 because they couldn’t be bothered in the 2nd half. We didn’t have a single shot on target after the first minute.
     
  19. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    There shouldn’t ever be a gulf of the magnitude we saw yesterday between us and any other side in this league let alone one that is light years behind the leaders.

    It wasn’t just de Bruyne’s goals, it was his ball control, awareness and composure in tight spaces. We used to be renowned for our technical ability but the two players who came off the bench for City - Bernardo and Mahrez would instantly be our most technically gifted.

    We’ve made some very bad choices with our recruitment over several years and this is the outcome.
     
  20. Trilly

    Trilly The John Cross of Ilford

    And they still beat us 3-0.

    Arsenal at home has become Everton away for top 6 teams. Might potentially be tricky but you’ll have a good chance of securing three points. We might actually be worse.

    I don’t know if it’s personnel or structure but it’s no exaggeration to say we have the worst off the ball defence – especially in midfield – in the league.
     
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