PL: Bournemouth vs Arsenal | Thursday 26th December | KO: 15:00 | Amazon Prime

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by OnlyOne, Dec 22, 2019.

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Result?

Poll closed Dec 26, 2019.
  1. Arsenal Win

    71 vote(s)
    84.5%
  2. Draw

    10 vote(s)
    11.9%
  3. Bournemouth Win

    3 vote(s)
    3.6%
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  1. Preacher

    Preacher Anti-Ornstein

    Positive performance but at the same time, it was frustrating watch. We gifted them 1 point.
     
  2. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Tier 1 Height

    Literally everything was there apart from end product. Lacazette needs some sharpness asap. His persistence is why he starts.
     
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  3. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    First good midfield game. Torreira, Xhaka and Özil all did really well.
     
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  4. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    The way Chelsea defend, Sunday is definitely a winnable game and then it's only a 5 point gap. Plenty to play for still.
     
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  5. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Good game , only lacking confidence in the final third . Could have popped in 3 in the first half with a different mindset .
     
  6. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    That was a great game plan, just highlighting the problems with our squad.

    Arteta now seeing the depth of the problem.
     
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  7. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Yes auba goal and willock weak try was our only shots on target
     
  8. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter

    Please about the game plan. He actually for the middle playing decent.

    End product let us down big time. Saka is talented but no idea what that crossing was about, wrong boots? Not good enough at u21 level that.
     
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  9. roz

    roz Well-Known Member

    Overreaction much?
    Best we’ve played all season.
     
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  10. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

    Arteta had us playing better football after three days compared to what Ljungberg did in his three weeks.
     
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  11. Idiotologue

    Idiotologue Well-Known Member

    Good display, the finishing touches were off. Good to see Arteta already making a difference, controlled possession to a much greater extent and we saw some of the things he wants to implement like AMN cutting in, Torreira sticking to the DM role and so on.

    Torreira, Özil and Xhaka were the best performers, each looked more engaged. Not surprising that Özil did better with a tidier midfield behind him, though the way Bournemouth played him has to do with it as well, gave him too much space at times.
     
  12. irishgunnerz

    irishgunnerz Moderator Moderator


    Yeah massively so considering it's a goal every 2.4 games in the EPL.. so much for the Europa League padding
     
  13. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    5 losses in 7 now, A-M told me he was a mangerial genius.
     
  14. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    Been defending Laca for last two years but seriously.... Total let down this game.
     
  15. Hleb's Sirush

    Hleb's Sirush Well-Known Member

    He was continuing with the trend in this from our players. Whenever confronted with 2 or 3 different options, take the worse possible one.
     
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  16. Sapient Hawk

    Sapient Hawk The Reason We're Out of Europe

    They perform better away from home & unlike Bournemouth, they will take their chances.
     
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  17. ASIF

    ASIF Well-Known Member

    Are we ever going to win a fcking match ever again.
     
  18. NieThePiet

    NieThePiet Loves Overhyping Our Rivals

    Looks like Chelsea is losing a lot of points against teams in the second half of the table.

    we have a chance there.
     
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  19. Malky

    Malky Well-Known Member

    People arguing that Lacazette lacks " sharpness " but Pepe had more of an impact in 5 mins and he's not exactly match sharp either. Some just can't admit that Laca aint as good as they think he is.
     
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  20. iamdaguy

    iamdaguy Well-Known Member

    Finally, we see encouraging performance. I saw glimpses of what Arteta wants to do and with better players we will look really great.

    Much better defensive shape and ball retention. The final third was horrible though but it will improve significantly with time.
     
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