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. Trilly

    Trilly The John Cross of Ilford

    Everyone can get away with it, you just have to execute it right.
     
  2. goonergaz

    goonergaz Active Member

    Yeah, not quite sure how that happened or why it wasn't highlighted on MotD2 - TBH I felt it was poor sportsmanship by City who were fouling us left right and centre.

    Also, what was with the 2 pen appeals? Not seen replays and again nothing on MotD2.
     
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  3. goonergaz

    goonergaz Active Member

    How Walker didn't get a booking was beyond me, also Gundogan and Fernandinho lucky not to get reds, Fernandinho seems to get a free pass every match I see.
     
  4. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    How bad is the Kola injury?
     
  5. iamdaguy

    iamdaguy Well-Known Member

    We were home for ****'s sake. How can you get bullied at your own turf?? It's one thing I always hated with Arsène Wenger's teams. They used to get bullied and we never swamped the referee like Barcelona.

    Many teams have complained already about City's tactical fouls. Not only did Rodri tactically fouled but also injured our player in the process yet our freaking captain was just standing there instead of been up the the referee's throat.
     
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  6. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    Pitiful game.
     
  7. CJJ

    CJJ Well-Known Member

    Asked if he was surprised by Arsenal giving City’s attackers so much space, De Bruyne said:
    "We saw up front in the videos… the attackers they try to press up but when we pass their front four they really don’t help the Arsenal defence.


    "So they always stay with four up front, except [Gabriel] Martinelli who comes [back] a little bit more.


    "So we always get spaces somewhere over the pitch.


    "I think it’s really difficult for the six defenders to control that because obviously you can come from everywhere on the pitch.

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    I think this indicates that our problems won't get magically solved with a quality CB+MC. Its a team game and the defending starts at the front.
     
  8. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    Was just gonna post this. Absolute joke shop. Just sums up the effort that some of our players are putting in at the minute and every other team in the league can see it as well - they all know exactly how to play against us.

    All you have to do to beat us is exploit the space in the middle and get men over. Easy points.

    The bare minimum players should be doing is tracking back.
     
  9. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    As sh it as the defence is its amazes me they all fingers get pointed on them, we have played without a midfield for ages now, thats our biggest problem by far

    If you gave us the four best defenders in the prem we would still concede left, right and centre because you cant defend without a midfield

    Thought it only happened in sunday league football but Arsenal have somehow decided its ok at the top level of football, its honestly shocking
     
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  10. Red London

    Red London Well-Known Member

    Yh, we play a 4231 where our front 3 and CAM doesnt track back effectively (they just do it for the sake of it) and our 2 CMs arent even adept defenders anyway. Its not like we have a pairing of Kante and Matic for example. We have Torreira still being played as a CM rather than DM and Guendouzi who has 0 positional awareness.

    We need to switch to an effective 433 where we have a solid base in front of the defence
     
  11. shootxhakashoot

    shootxhakashoot Özil lives rent-free in my head

    Amazed some people liking this yet they really just don't get it at all. Structure needed but some players will explicitly just never do that job and omg we need it.
    SMH
     
  12. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    If they get coached how to do it properly then there is zero arguments from me, if they are not then It will still look the same, im sure arteta will sort it out tho
     
  13. The White Pelè

    The White Pelè Well-Known Member

    I don't know what to say anymore. We gave up before the game even started. Shameful.
     
  14. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    It's still dirty. Guendouzi's dive was pathetic and he should have been carded for that. But it is clear that what they do is a tactic, no coincidence. 25 fouls!!!
     
  15. ksarp

    ksarp Well-Known Member

    I don’t mind tactical fouls if you can get away with it.
    Guendozi should be headed to the U23s
     
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  16. Sapient Hawk

    Sapient Hawk The Reason We're Out of Europe

    Whoever's running the stadium's PA system needs sacking. Playing "Driving Home for Christmas" at full time was the ultimate piss take.

    We already know most of these losers are not bothered & phoning it in, do we need to be reminded that they're stealing a living & get to enjoy the holidays too? :lol:
     
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  17. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    Actually I do mind. It kills football. It may not be fashionable to criticise other teams on this forum but cheating is cheating whoever and however.
     
  18. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    I’m sick of Sweet Caroline every game. They should play some Beatles.
     
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  19. Sapient Hawk

    Sapient Hawk The Reason We're Out of Europe

    I love the song, but we need a bit of variety at The Emirates.
     
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