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Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by OnlyOne, Apr 12, 2019.


What will be the result of El Clasicojones?

Poll closed Apr 15, 2019.
  1. Watford Win

  2. Draw

  3. Arsenal Win

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  1. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    Why are people still talking about Giroud?? For the love of god, please stop. I beg you.

    What is dead may never die
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  2. remains

    remains Well-Known Member

    What are you playing at talking about got on a football forum you ****.
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  3. MLK79

    MLK79 Well-Known Member

    You're ironborn I see.
    It could be worse, I could've told them that Arya will get killed in episode 3.
  4. WhiteArse

    WhiteArse New Member

    Spoiler Alert
    Maisie Williams accidentally slipped out a huge spoiler. Watch Tonight's Show by Fallon for the inquisitive minds.
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  5. SingmeasongSong

    SingmeasongSong Rarely Right

    Such mixed feelings about this one.

    Unfortunately, yesterday was one of those days where I had no chance to watch it live, but from all I gathered it must've felt very similar to all our disastrous away games except for the result.

    I am happy to grind dirty wins in a ManU fashion until the end of the season and sucking big time. It is all about 3/4th place now and we can reset just in time for the new season to step up.

    So incredibly happy for the vital points, yet super sad we just dont manage to turn up away and I just dont see us grinding it out 3 more times like that
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2019
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  6. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    No, he had to sit and watch most of his players have a terrible day at the office. Not nice to see.

    But thanks to Deeney and Foster, they handed us a win despite the awful play. When that happens you’ve just got to say ‘Thanks’ and move on.
  7. HollandGooner

    HollandGooner Well-Known Member

    Our focus was at Napoli anyway lets move on.
  8. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    Opinion may be slightly skewed as watched the game at the stadium without the aid of close up views & replays.

    Looked like a poor performance, massively aided by the home sides generosity. We made an absolute mountain out of a molehill but defended well at times and missed 3 or 4 good chances, on another day it could easily have been 0-3.

    Happy with the 3 points, actually enjoyed the extreme tension of the game (everybody was certain Watford would equalise - we always concede after all) and overall happy with Emery. Let’s be realistic, a new manager could have played out in so many other worse ways at this stage of the season....it seems a few people would be quite happy to go back to swashbuckling football where we go 4 goals up and concede 4 goals later on. Fvck that shizzle, I’ve had my fill of it!!
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  9. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    So apparently we won completely undeservedly? Hoorah!
  10. TheEconomist

    TheEconomist Well-Known Member

    That was tough. Away games are dark and full of terrors
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  11. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    When people talk about Foster "gifting" us the goal... he made a mistake but the goal was forced by Auba's guile.

    Don't know what happened here but only for about 15 minutes at the start of the second-half did we play as if we were a man up. Maybe everyone was thinking of Thursday or just assuming the game was already won?

    Clear sending-off, unfortunately after one act of courage the referee mostly decided to ignore some hefty and illegal challenges which could easily have ended up in a major injury.

    Well done Emery for taking Torreira off at half-time. He wouldn't have finished the game otherwise, through no fault of his own.
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  12. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    We won't improve away from home until we improve the quality of our creative players (by buying better players) all teams press us away from home because they know we don't have the quality to hit them on counter and also lack of width.
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  13. ptrcopp

    ptrcopp Well-Known Member

    I think it’s more about game management and how the team controls the game. As @Mo Britain said, there was only about 15 minutes in the game where we played like a team against 10 men. That was the point where they weren’t pressing and we weren’t attacking. We passed it quickly from side to side, took it to the edge of the area and played it back.

    When Watford started to press again, the midfield lost all control. When the press was broken the ball was rushed as far forward as quickly as possible. Then, because Auba ended up offside or on his own against 3 Watford players, possession was recycled quickly. The same thing happened at Everton.

    The changes in formation didn’t help. The defensive and midfield shape was lost when it went to 3 at the back, especially with Mhki playing LWB. Then when it returned to 4 at the back, the midfield two were pushing up as if there was still a 3 at the back.

    At home we control games easier for several reasons: teams aren’t as happy to press, the pitch is bigger, but it’s also clear the players are far more comfortable with taking control of the game at times. That’s exactly what happened against Napoli, they barely created chances because the team recycled possession far better.
  14. Flying Okapis

    Flying Okapis Most Well-Known Member

    Was very worried about this game so delighted with the 3pts.

    Don't care how we play away at this stage as long as we get points, but come summer our players and away form seriously need sorting, some of the numbers/stats are disgusting.
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  15. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Apparently Torreira had an injury issue but still good thinking from Emery by taking him off. I remember Wilshere not getting subbed off a few years ago at Old Trafford when he was clearly teetering on the edge and sure enough he got a 2nd yellow.
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  16. SomGooner

    SomGooner Prolific Liker

    F*C K OFF and while you're at it, F*ck you and f*ck him too. How about that?
  17. SomGooner

    SomGooner Prolific Liker

    Like Aguero doesn’t have a history of choking. Poor choice. Do better my guy.
  18. SingmeasongSong

    SingmeasongSong Rarely Right

    Seriously, it doesn't even matter what opinion one might have on here about Emery and his style of play - we had at least 5-6 games where we played like Liverpool in the sense that we fought for every single ball, where every single player had that bite and you could feel that winning attitude.

    I haven't felt that for like 6 years in such a way. No matter how good we played, there was never a moment where you didnt have the feeling that we might still get bullied and buckle under pressure.

    If you dont give credit to Emery for style of play and tactics, at least give him some for finally injecting some steel and sheer will to win
  19. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    Obviously the fire is not funny, but the joke is :rofl:

  20. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    This comparison is an insult to Quasimodo
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