PL: Southampton vs Arsenal | Thursday 25th June | KO: 18:00 | Sky Sports

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  1. Southampton Win

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  2. Draw

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  3. Arsenal Win

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  1. kash2

    kash2 Obsessed With Jury

    that means a lot to me. Thank you so much
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  2. Bergkamp1988

    Bergkamp1988 Well-Known Member

    as poor as the 2nd
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  3. Ash10

    Ash10 Jury Lite

    Holding was good, MOTM
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  4. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    Holding is so inconsistent it’s a killer. Was a rock today but was Championship level against Brighton.
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  5. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Really mixed game but a win is a win, we're at least close to building momentum now.

    Have to say I was impressed with Holding and Mustafi - two defenders I honestly don't expect much of these days but they were surprisingly solid and committed precisely 0 errors today, so a big well done to them. I thought Xhaka and Saka were also very solid performers today and brought much needed discipline and control. Tierney was also very solid while he was on the pitch and can't say he did anything wrong. Defensively we were strong, that's the strongest I can remember us looking back there for the whole game.

    Bellerin and Ceballos were the big disappointments for me, they offered nothing in possession and at least Bellerin was decent defensively so I give him some kudos for that - Ceballos did literally nothing. Credit to Xhaka, really ran the middle almost alone.

    Nketiah was very good upfront and his energy and pressing was such a needed reprieve for the rest of the team. It didn't work out as well against a really strong City team but against Southampton, they struggled to build from the back as a result of his and Auba's running at them. Really impressive performance. Aubameyang was also impressive in how unselfish he was in terms of movement and trying to help his teammates. Pepe invisible but I can't too much blame him when he was so isolated and Bellerin and Ceballos on his side of the pitch stinking up the joint. Willock came on and at least made more of an impact but he still had issues.

    The attack really suffered due to how lopsided our performance was in possession. The left side of the pitch were doing it's job but on the other side there was nothing - then Arteta decided to shore up to get the points which while boring ensured we got a much needed win and we did that.
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  6. Oxeki

    Oxeki New Threads, Old Tweets

    Imagine sucking off mustafi and Xhaka after an arsenal win in which weren't convincing.

    In the 29th minute Xhaka made an errant pass in our own half that went straight to a Southampton player. We're lucky they didn't punish us for it
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  7. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    Now that you mention it if City can do us a favour we’re back in the mix :lol:
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  8. Make

    Make Active Member

    Xhaka is our best midfielder in the team. He knows what he needs to do with the ball and also he has a good long pass. Xhaka won the midfield alone because Dani didn't play well.

    But I'm not really happy with our victory because we played better than the other 2 games but we still can improve more. This winning means that we are going to be ready to beat Sheffield United on Sunday and we will get the semi-finals. C'mooon
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  9. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    I don't understand the Holding hatred, maybe because he was so cheap? Pay £30 million for Johnny Foreigner and everyone waxes lyrical.

    He's the best centre-back we have however much you may salibate. Hopefully others will come up to his level soon.
  10. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    Seriously. If anything, it's the youngsters who saved us. Xhaka as always did **** all. And he made his "funny passes to opponents in our own half" twice just in the first half. And people are sucking upto him.
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  11. Sanchez11

    Sanchez11 Superior Journalist To Charles Watts

    He needs game time that is all.
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  12. Pop Tart

    Pop Tart Well-Known Member

    Contract extensions incoming..
  13. NieThePiet

    NieThePiet Loves Overhyping Our Rivals

    oh my god, xhaka had an missplaced pass? no way that's possible in football. forgot all players have a 100% pass accuracy every game.

    Lynch him!
  14. Oxeki

    Oxeki New Threads, Old Tweets

    Of course he had a fantastic game because his mistake was not punished, according to his die-hards.
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  15. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    Southampton have an appalling home record. This was the game he needed.
  16. sdotzdot

    sdotzdot Well-Known Member

    Terrible performance. And as usual with arsenal, always getting the points on the board too little too late.
  17. Pop Tart

    Pop Tart Well-Known Member

    It was not a great performance but there was a few good moments of attacking, always the end product in final third lacking. Saka was top draw, he is confident in what he can do. He is one of the first names on the team sheet. Also a clean sheet is amazing.
  18. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character Trusted

    Tierney, Holding and Martinez get the 3 bonus points of EPl fantasy football.

    Martinez, Holding and Tierney top 3 according to sofascore.

    think that tells us everything about our performance today.

    that's not a bad thing. to often we dont defend well enough.
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  19. Aussie_gunner123

    Aussie_gunner123 Well-Known Member

    Years ago would have been different, a lot more confident, thats what the team has done to the fans hahaha. it was still 6 minutes left aswell.

    Going defensive to see out the match the whole 2nd half, wouldn't have done that years ago! :lol:
  20. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    2nd half on the counter 3v3 40 yards from goal and he passed straight to a Southampton player. My issue with Xhaka is not his mistakes but his pass selection and delays that kill our attacks before they can even start. He can’t press either so against quick passing midfields he’s badly exposed.

    What he brings is stability though and right now we need it.
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