PL: Everton vs Arsenal | Saturday 21st December | KO: 12:30 | BT Sport

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by OnlyOne, Dec 16, 2019.



Poll closed Dec 21, 2019.
  1. Arsenal Win

  2. Draw

  3. Everton Win

  4. OnlyOne is kinda cool lets be honest.

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  1. Make

    Make Active Member

    Why Nelson played all the game? I don't know what happen with Pepe
  2. dka91

    dka91 Well-Known Member

    We looked comfortable defensively which I'm happy about.

    Sure our attack looked worse which is to be expected with more defensive stability, but it's much better than what we had with Emery; a sh!tty attack and a poor defense.

    Infact taking a look at our shots, it's 9 against but none on target whereas we had 6 and 2 on target. Our xG was also greater than Everton's which again is something that would've been unlikely under Emery.

    So Freddie has done pretty good, I think if he had more time we probably would've improved after the next three dreaded fixtures and finished out the season ok but unlikely reaching the top 4, maybe top 5 or 6 though.

    Arteta....over to you...
  3. American_Gooner

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

    the most action those fans will be seeing today
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  4. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant

    Happy with that.

    With how Ferguson has Everton playing, today was always gonna be a fight...battled relatively well all game, and played quite well in the second half...and if Auba didn’t get in Smith-Rowe’s way, could have even nicked it!

    Lucas-Xhaka were very good, though it can be an up and down partnership, looking forward to Dani getting back.

    Chambers continues to play pretty well, all the young players did well, with Martinelli the stand out.

    Happy Freddie doesn’t bow out on a defeat, and let’s see what Mikel can do.
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  5. TheEconomist

    TheEconomist Well-Known Member

    Thank you Freddie for stepping in and steadying the ship and doing what you could with this shambles of a squad. I respect you even more now than I did before, not least because you weren't scared to let the fans know that the players and the board need to step up. Hope you have a place in Arteta's set up
  6. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    Well Pepe is the reason for his only win... 2 games where he doesn't even come on as a sub, makes no sense.
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  7. Kingslayer

    Kingslayer Forza Milan

    The Arteta Effect. Just watching from the stands has improved us defensively already.

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  8. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Actually a lot Arteta can work with there . Build play from the back was good , work rate was fantastic . We skirmished in midfield when we had to .
    He's just got to work on the football intelligence with the kids , which he is supposed to be excellent with .
    Got the basis for a good side , unpopular opinion but I'd be doing everything to keep Xhaka , good leader with the kids .
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  9. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    It is, haven't seen this build up play since this time last season . Keep the midfled intact , educate the kids in real football and it's going to go well
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  10. Ash10

    Ash10 Jury Lite

    Other than not scoring it wasn't that bad of a performance. At least Leno got a clean sheet & the guy deserves so many more
  11. Ewarwoowar

    Ewarwoowar Well-Known Member

    I also think us possessing decent width with capable players helped Xhaka and Torreira out a truck load, meaning Everton were having to concentrate their efforts in these areas rather than having freedom to dominate down the middle, am disappointed though we did not switch it up and try to take advantage of that space too much, we've moaned we had a problem of not having width and now wide players not drifting in ffs
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  12. GoonerJeeves

    GoonerJeeves Up The Terriers

    I think AFTV has brough this on themselves to be frank. Robbie seems a good lad, but some of the other people on there are wankers to a man...
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  13. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    Impressed with Xhaka-Torreira this time around. They seemed to have more mobility to them, unlike under Emery.
  14. SingmeasongSong

    SingmeasongSong Rarely Right

    You never know what you get with that crop of players, thought we kinda looked quite okay from the defenders to midfielders, but didn't like the movement or lack of it with our 4 more advanced players.
  15. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    We desperately needed to sneak a win there. If Newcastle, Burnley or Brighton win, we could end up in the bottom half of the table!

    2015/16 I can clearly remember posting, 'Be careful what you wish for!'. :lol:
  16. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Agree with this. A lot to work with, and I'm quietly excited about it. The work rate was there, just need to knit that attack together.
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  17. ArsenalFever

    ArsenalFever Active Member

    Martinelli was the most dangerous on the pitch but no one was clinical enough or even gave a sense that we could score. 0-0 isn't bad but nothing to applaud, seems as though problems are being created when they don't need to be. Where's the will or desire to win, Auba is a massive part of the issue imo and should be stripped of the captaincy at least.

    Fielding a team of youngsters midway through the season with lots still to play for, something I would expect in the carabao cup. Agree the options are limited atm but the decision to put Willock on for ESR kinda sums up the mentality.

    There's no spark but looking forward to see if Arteta can ignite something.

    Leno for captaincy.
  18. Kroket

    Kroket Trusty and Sensible Trusted

    Considering our recent form and Everton's form since sacking Silva I would have taken that result beforehand, even more so when you consider the lineup we had out there.

    Decent platform for Arteta to build on.
  19. American_Gooner

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

  20. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    You have reminded of this at least one hundred times my brother.
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