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PL: Chelsea v Arsenal | Tuesday, January 21 | KO: 20:15 GMT | BT Sport

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Jan 19, 2020.

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Match Prediction

Poll closed Jan 21, 2020.
  1. Arsenal Win

    31.6%
  2. Draw

    33.3%
  3. Chelsea

    35.1%
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  1. Finesse

    Finesse Well-Known Member

    Arteta should ban Pepe from doing step overs and face to face dribbles until he gets into the final third. He has pace , movement and long strides to attack space. Like Martinelli or Hudson Odoi. The amount of time he tries to step over or beat his man from a static position is criminal. He either loses it or ends up passing back to his right back who is often marked and under pressure. Pepe should run into space and use his pace and movement. No dribbles until the final third.
     
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  2. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    Agree 100% with everything you just wrote there! If I could I'll give you 10 likes!
     
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  3. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    Yep, I just hate how it ignores the fact our rivals can be saying the exact same thing lol
     
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  4. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Girlfriend has a 6am start at work tomorrow, went to bed at half time as she thought the game was over, and she wanted a relatively good nights sleep...real shame for her, as I will be waking her phat ass up for some celebration sexy times...Arsenal should really think of others...
     
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  5. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    Chelsea are at 19 wins from 38 if they keep up their season form.

    We are at 9.5 wins from 38 if we don't improve massively in next 14 games.

    It is a big task! Very big task!
     
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  6. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    Martinelli is the best attacking young discovery we've had since Anelka. I am not comparing him to Henry and Van Persie etc, they were not unknowns when they joined us.

    If the club has any sense they will give him a seven year contract and slap a £250 million release clause on him. Another season of this, with more appearances and it won't be Auba the big boys will come knocking for.
     
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  7. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    At least 7 points there for the taking and Leicester are having a little wobble.
     
  8. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    Or don't put any release clause in it, we aint in la liga
     
  9. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    Yeah that's one way of making sure we lose him on the cheap, like we did Henry and Van Persie.
     
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  10. Taneruit

    Taneruit Well-Known Member

    Top 4 is a shaky prospect even if things went our way. Top priority is to get back into a winning form to win those Cups. If we can continue to improve I'm certain we have a bigger chance of winning the europa league than we ever did under Emery.
     
  11. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford Trusted

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  12. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    We are less favourites than we were last season in the Europa League. Pretty sure top four is out and we may not even make top six.

    We need to improve and build a more ambitious team next year around the younger players and a few wise old heads.
     
  13. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Players and agents hold all the power in this era. No one would sign such a contract. Look at Zaha and how much he's regretting it.
     
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  14. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    Well played, very well played :lol:
     
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  15. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford Trusted

    I think you’ve inspired me actually, that picture is a whole mood. :lol:

    No more sad Trilly, I’m coming for em!
     
  16. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    They sign contracts like that every time Real Madrid and Barcelona want them to. The time to secure Martinelli is now, not when all Europe is raving about him. Requires a leap of faith and investment from our craven board.
     
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  17. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    Just glad I got a warning ;):lol:
     
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  18. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Established Member

    Wow. What a match. I've so many thoughts but most of all, the application of our players and the determination to execute Arteta's orders is what pleased me most. Most players put in a good shift mentally and physically.
    Leno-made some good saves but I wish he would save a penalty.
    Luiz-should have got between Abraham and the goal but he was hung out to dry.
    Mustafi- awful player. He put in some good blocks but the simplest back pass cost us. His passes straight to the opposition under no pressure were alarming.
    Saka-18 years old and played out of position and targeted by Chelsea. A really mature outing.
    Bellerin-very good defensively which has been the main criticism and got forward to great effect when it mattered. He looked fully fit too.
    Torreira-a solid tidy job in midfield. Very disciplined with some good forward thrusts to drive us on.
    Xhaka-tidy and determined on midfield and even better at CB. Massive respect for him and he's looked more of a leader without the captaincy.
    Özil-anonymous and no physical application to come deep or create space. Looked lost.
    Pepe-didn't do enough. Flashes of brilliance but he needs to be more intelligent in his play.
    Laca-some nice play and a hardworking effort but its not good enough. Very poor for Chelsea's second and I cant see him scoring anytime soon.
    Martinelli-effort and talent. The best solo goal I've seen from a Gunner in ages. He has that Anelka hope vibe about him. As Keown said, he holds our club in his hand.
    The subs-they did ok. Holding might have organised the box better. Guendouzi put himself about, stopped a counter and won a few fouls. Willock had no time to have an effect.
     
  19. Preacher

    Preacher Always Crying

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    Image of the day. Bow down to the king.
     
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  20. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    I am not disagreeing with you. But 250 mil is a bit too much. But he definitely needs a bigger contract right now
     
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