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Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by Waevi, Aug 8, 2019.


What is you predicted result?

  1. Arsenal win

  2. Draw

  3. Newcastle win

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  1. Chaoz_Enigma

    Chaoz_Enigma Well-Known Member

    Just give lacazette the no 10 spot. Since emery likes his no 10 as terrier-like defensive forward. He's suitable for it as an AM and auba can be freed to do what he do best as an out and out striker. Hey they can be and replicate the next rooney-vanpersie style of play. Özil gotta be elsewhere though...
  2. Gunner boy dd

    Gunner boy dd Coronavirus Truther

    Top posting mate.
  3. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Established Member

    Not quite, he had a glancing header and there was the time where he beat Sokratis, Xhaka and Chambers before having a tame shot.

    Chambers had a good game because he didn't make any obvious errors.
  4. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    Xhaka guendouzi is a bad pairing, both of them have to play with a different type of player next to them or we will continue to see the same issues.. Not to mention they are both so slow-footed they’d be overrun by any good athletic midfield defensively.


    Midfield is basically irrelevant, fullbacks are the ones progressing our play forward.. Hopefully when we get to see our strongest line up that would change.
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  5. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    Happy Monday guys!!! They are so much better on the back of an Arsenal win! Almost forgot how this feels.
  6. Hunta

    Hunta Shivering Right Now Trusted

    First win and clean sheet on the opening day for 10 years.

  7. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    Another ref that will be shown up by VAR this season.
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  8. ptrcopp

    ptrcopp Well-Known Member

    When you look at the pass maps of City and Sp**s - who both played opposition with similar defensive focus - there is also high activity on the wings. The main difference is that we operate with a double pivot of Guen and Xhaka whereas both City and Sp**s used a single pivot of Rodri and Winks. It slows down transition because there are fewer options in forward positions.

    City had both Silva and de Bruyne in central positions, Sp**s had Sissoko and Ndombole - we had Willock. Mhiki came into the area and we looked best on the counter when he did. But the right hand side is empty and there’s one less option In attack.

    I think this is why we look so bad in midfield and why were so easy to defend against. It limits options in many ways. Typical for our play is that we attack down one flank with full back, winger and CAM. The attack slows it’s passed back to one of the pivot then it goes across to the other pivot. He looks out to the other flank and there’s a lonely full back because the other winger has tucked in to support the striker.

    As many other posters have been saying, we need pace in our attack. That doesn’t mean quick players, it means direct and purposeful passing.
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  9. Bergkamp1988

    Bergkamp1988 Well-Known Member

    Hey guys couldn't see the game. I'm'pissed. But all those comments about Ceballos seem like he made a fun Kunty appearance :) what's that about?
  10. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford Trusted

    I’m seeing a lot of tactical analysis/criticism and while I’m not sh*tting on anyone’s opinion it all seems a bit too much for a decimated match-day one squad.

    I’ll hold off on my opinions until Pepe, Ceballos and Tierney are all starting. Those are the key players he wanted to sign so I assume he has plans for them. Probably worth waiting for Bellerin to return as well but AMN can match him on his good days.
  11. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford Trusted

    Don Raul. What a man.

    Two full starting elevens and the only outright liability is Mkhi. Gone are the days of carrying established players who just weren’t good enough.
  12. Finesse

    Finesse Well-Known Member

    I think we have to look at last season and build from there. Last season we were great on home form and were 3rd behind City and Liverpool with points won. The away stats were woeful for us. Liverpool and City picked up 44 and we picked up 25. With the likes of Palace (25)and Leicester picking up more points away than we could.

    With the above we should structure our building for this season. Week one saw us concede non and score one and picked up 3 points. That is a good start. Emery set up with this in mind. 2 pivots in Xhaka and Mathieu to protect the defence and keep possession. Relying on the wingers and full backs to create and score. Keeping the shape and staying compact. We don’t wanna to be chasing the lead on away games. We did that a lot last year and we lost too many points . Until we have got a good start and approach for away games.....then we can start feeling confident to start playing expansive like City or Pool who have a lot of confidence in their away approach. One step at a time. Emery inherited this away form mental uncertainty factor and he is still dealing with it. This is what finally nailed Arsène. The away form.

    Our next fixture is a home tie and we are very confident and expansive at home. It’s clear in the body language and conviction of the players in front of the home crowd. We always have and Emery will change his side around.

    For now we should concentrate on Emery building his side using what he learned last season and the new arrivals. He has a conviction on how and he needs to set up to who fits into it to get us into shape to stay close to City and Liverpool. That’s the step by step objective. Pep and Klopp went through the same building process. Today they approach away games with such confidence and vim so much so that the opponents feel intimidated. We are work in progress on that department. Emery addresses this and we would be bang in the middle of Liverpool and City. Then our players and their characters will take us where it can. That extra that comes from the feel good factor.

    We are on track. Emery has all the pressure on his shoulder to deliver.
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  13. Gooner_girl14

    Gooner_girl14 Well-Known Member

    I for one am delighted with the result and overall performance. Game was pretty boring overall, but considering our depleted squad, terrible away record last season and poor starts in recent seasons, I would have been happy with a draw tbh. To get all 3 points and a clean sheet is terrific. My main take-aways from the game:
    - Chambers was rock solid. Think the experience at Fulham and battling relegation has reallly helped.
    - Maitland-Niles was very good and got a nice assist. Hope he stays fit.
    - Mhiki can be so frustrating and inconsistent, but overall he was one of our most creative players. Hope we can capitalise more on his obvious understanding with Auba.
    - Nelson looks promising with some nice ball control and passes. Thought he played it a bit safe but nothing wrong with that I suppose.
    - Ceballos grew into the game. Some loose passes at first but that improved. I like him already and think he will be very useful.

    Was getting worried before we scored that it was going to be a dull and uninspiring draw, but after Auba's nice touch and finish, thought we controlled the remainder of the game well and Newcastle didn't have much left in the tank.
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  14. PoleInGoal

    PoleInGoal Well-Known Member

    Those were some of the most selective highlights I've ever seen, showed only three attacks from us I think in the whole match
  15. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Vinai Venkatesham Stan Trusted

    Make the Burnley thread lazy @Aevi
  16. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    Arsenal B can make top 4, what a guy. Gracias Raul.
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  17. yorch44

    yorch44 Well-Known Member

    That’s what I keep saying... only I didn’t have any scheme... thank you for it... confirms what I don’t like from Emery lineup... I want a game of Torreira - Willock/Ceballos
  18. yorch44

    yorch44 Well-Known Member

    I agree... something one Manager told when I played... ball is faster than any player... a quick pass is faster than you carrying the ball. That’s why we need as you say only one pivot.
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  19. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Wow, doom and gloom in here.
    I thought it was a good result. Lots more to come lads
  20. ASIF

    ASIF Well-Known Member

    Cesc Fabregas what a beautiful player He was.As a kid I absolutely adored him.I bet he regrets leaving the Arsenal now.
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