PL: Crystal Palace vs Arsenal | Saturday 11th January | KO: 12:30pm | BT Sport

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by OnlyOne, Jan 6, 2020.



  1. Crystal Palace Win

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  2. Draw

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  3. Arsenal Win

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  1. CJJ

    CJJ Well-Known Member

    Özil and Pepe having a stinker this game. I think our defenders are too scared to play in Xhaka and Torreira who have both been solid in midfield. If we play with more confidence and start actually passing to the midfield this game is in the bag.
  2. Taneruit

    Taneruit Well-Known Member

    Ok performance so far, honestly it's less our fault than Pallas stepping up to cope with us. They won't sustain that towards the end of the game.

    And overall we allowed just 1 shot. That's pretty great considering our previous form.

    First 30 minutes were fantastic as well. Don't see the negativity. Comfortable so far.
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  3. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    Wonder if Laca will get any cred by the usual suspects. Probz not, lol
  4. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    That was a bad f*ck up from Pepe. Killer teams puts that in the back of the net 10/10 times.
  5. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Well-Known Member

    We only seem to have about 10-15 minutes of good dominating play in us a half, seems to be a fitness or concentration issue.
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  6. Make

    Make Active Member

    Good first half, but at the end we were disorganised in the game
  7. El Granit-Coq

    El Granit-Coq Well-Known Member

    Someone saif its his bread and butter, had to make a constipation joke.
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  8. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Auba pepe Özil all should drop deep we are winning with crystal Palace high press we need options when we play in our area only Luiz is trying to play. Xhaka Torreira need ti take more risks
  9. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    They're swarming him, quite intelligent.

    Pepe was having a great time because of that
  10. Ewarwoowar

    Ewarwoowar Well-Known Member

    Palace plan- let us have the 1st 15-20mins until we settle into low gear then they kick it up a notch and we struggle to wake back up and match the intensity. Up to Mikel now to put a rocket up the ass and make the boys relentless.
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  11. dka91

    dka91 Well-Known Member

    In this instance I think it's cos some of the players aren't quite good enough, especially when passing under pressure.

    There were instances where we had the chance to break and a slightly better set of movement would've resulted in us getting out but the player would be too slow or fall over when we could've countered, it happened way too much.
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  12. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Short man Syndrome

    Fwiw, Özil was absolute key in the goal we scored, how he touched that pass off from Luiz to Laca is sexy.
  13. ScotsGooner89

    ScotsGooner89 Active Member

    This is the sort of game where performance isn’t that important. We need to be racking up wins and as long as Arteta has a few different ways to do that then it’s all good. Would like an early second goal though so I don’t hsve to sit with my arse clenched so tight.
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  14. rockofcashel

    rockofcashel Active Member

    utterly terrible from 20 mins on. Pepes touch was terrible when Cahill fell over, and that should have been two.. but its like were playing with 8 men..

    Özil.. nothing at all

    Pepe.. nothing at all

    Laca.. one killer pass.. then nothing at all

    Palace have simply copped on that if they push up, and cut off the Luiz option, Arsenal are in trouble because Sokratis cant play football

    Just as well Palace are rubbish.. cause it could easily be 1-1, when it should be 3-0 by 15 mins

    Hopefully another half time rocket here
  15. SA Gunner

    SA Gunner Prediction Pool King Trusted

    They going to shut Luiz down this next half. He remains our key today I reckon, especially if given time on the ball.
  16. say yes

    say yes To Sweet Soulful House Music

    Imagine how the Lacazette haters would have reacted if that (beautiful) assist had come from Özil.

    Would be posting gifs of it for weeks.
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  17. juice man

    juice man Well-Known Member

    Özil quiet again. Torreira probably the best player so far.
  18. yorch44

    yorch44 Well-Known Member

    Just receiving the ball and in one excellent touch letting Laca in front to play it for Auba. God this is why I watch the matches in Spanish with Argentinian comments.

    Mod Edit: cut out the personal attacks
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  19. North5

    North5 Here since 2009. Still no custom title.

    The myth that we are struggling to get the ball up if it isn't from Özil or Luiz atm? I don't see how that's a myth....
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  20. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Well-Known Member

    He literally passed the ball down a straight line where Auba was making the run, Özil does that all the time lol. If Lacazette did anything other than pass to Auba it would be a terrible decision.

    Luiz pass to Özil was the best part of the move tbh.
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