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BigPoppaPump

Points Out The Obvious
A proper left winger, who’s good on the ball, means dropping Auba or Laca, though. So I don’t see that happening anytime soon. But maybe we’ll see more of Nelson/Martinelli now that Miki is gone. So we’ll see how that works with 2 natural wingers.

Lacazette can take a seat tbh, he doesn't offer anything we don't already have.
 

Gursha

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People keep claiming Auba is wasted on the left on the basis that he scored when moved central...
Well I think the problem was we had 3 DM's behind them... and even in spite that he got a lot of balls and put in dangerous crosses.

Until we have Ceballos behind the trios i wont jump to conclusions.
I wanna see Matteo - Xhaka/torreia
Cebbalos
Then youll see the space Ceballos creates and joins the attack can make Auba thrive even from the left
Lacas hold up play is way better than aubas in the center.

put Nelson as a sub instead of Mikhi who wasted a good 4-5 build ups and chances and i honestly think we wouldve won this game...

And he also left the day after... i dont get it why we subbed him.... surely the transfer didnt materialized withing a day. so we knew he'll leave... why not give Nelson a chance to shine? in the NLD, one of our own? it still pisses me off... everyone saw Mikhi was **** since the first game of the season where he started... So yes Nelson didnt have the best of times either but no one would question a decision to put him on the pitch instead of mikhi especially when the next day he leaves...
 

Tourbillion

Angry & Miserable
People keep claiming Auba is wasted on the left on the basis that he scored when moved central...
Well I think the problem was we had 3 DM's behind them... and even in spite that he got a lot of balls and put in dangerous crosses.

Until we have Ceballos behind the trios i wont jump to conclusions.
I wanna see Matteo - Xhaka/torreia
Cebbalos
Then youll see the space Ceballos creates and joins the attack can make Auba thrive even from the left
Lacas hold up play is way better than aubas in the center.

put Nelson as a sub instead of Mikhi who wasted a good 4-5 build ups and chances and i honestly think we wouldve won this game...

And he also left the day after... i dont get it why we subbed him.... surely the transfer didnt materialized withing a day. so we knew he'll leave... why not give Nelson a chance to shine? in the NLD, one of our own? it still pisses me off... everyone saw Mikhi was **** since the first game of the season where he started... So yes Nelson didnt have the best of times either but no one would question a decision to put him on the pitch instead of mikhi especially when the next day he leaves...
I stopped at "Xhaka".
 

Gursha

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I stopped at "Xhaka".
While I agree. Xhaka has better distribution and in general a better player than Torreria against lower opposition that sits back... he has better distribution and can make things tick.

His performance drops exponentially when its a good pressing team where he doesnt have time on the ball to establish himself...

And regardless he should never tackle cause he cant do it.

I too prefer Willock to him but lets face it, with Emerys comments he is probably one of the first names on the team sheet when fit...
 

Ashybashy86

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A proper left winger, who’s good on the ball, means dropping Auba or Laca, though. So I don’t see that happening anytime soon. But maybe we’ll see more of Nelson/Martinelli now that Miki is gone. So we’ll see how that works with 2 natural wingers.
I absolutely love Laca, but a true LW and RW (Pepe) flanking Auba, with Ceb or Özil behind would be best imo. Auba will score from anywhere across the front line, but it would be nice to have a team with players in their strongest positions.
 

Tourbillion

Angry & Miserable
I absolutely love Laca, but a true LW and RW (Pepe) flanking Auba, with Ceb or Özil behind would be best imo. Auba will score from anywhere across the front line, but it would be nice to have a team with players in their strongest positions.
Problem is with Auba spearheading it means we need a proper set of players behind and around him who can handle the creating and progressing the ball forwards, otherwise he's just isolated.

Trouble is I don't think Emery is the man for that kind of setup.
 

gunner4lyfe

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While I agree. Xhaka has better distribution and in general a better player than Torreria against lower opposition that sits back... he has better distribution and can make things tick.

His performance drops exponentially when its a good pressing team where he doesnt have time on the ball to establish himself...

And regardless he should never tackle cause he cant do it.

I too prefer Willock to him but lets face it, with Emerys comments he is probably one of the first names on the team sheet when fit...
When was the last time he helped break down a team that sits back? He's just there passing the ball side to side or back to the defenders.
 

arsenefc

Obsessed With Guendouzi
serious question - which midfielder would you have dropped for Özil. and does anyone think that would have helped us to win?
 

Iceman10

Established Member
serious question - which midfielder would you have dropped for Özil. and does anyone think that would have helped us to win?

It didn't have to be Özil in there. It just needed one of Willock, Ceballos, or Özil to link up with the attacking line, not leave Laca isolated having to drop back, and allow Laca to be more of an out and out CF. At least one of Xhaka and Torreira should not have been given the start.
 

drippin

Established Member
It didn't have to be Özil in there. It just needed one of Willock, Ceballos, or Özil to link up with the attacking line, not leave Laca isolated having to drop back, and allow Laca to be more of an out and out CF. At least one of Xhaka and Torreira should not have been given the start.

I didn't understand why Emery left Willock on bench after 75 minutes when Xhaka was exhausted and very close to a yellow card. But later I read Willock has some minor injury.

Ceballos was surprisingly/quite/very bad against Liverpool, so I understand him coming from the bench. Özil could not start yet for sure, and has no match sharpness at all.
 
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