Shkodran Mustafi: Chaotic Neutral

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Jerome_Gooner, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. say yes

    say yes Respect Me

    Dixon speaking at AST meeting tonight.

    All the tweets have been deleted in the last few minutes though so I’m guessing they were deemed too juicy for Twitter.

    Here’s a copy and paste of what was in that tweet:
  2. ClubLevel

    ClubLevel Well-Known Member

    He is poor in possession as well. Always panicking. Always passing back to the keeper. If we have a defender who can't pass thats fine, having one that can't defender either is criminal.
  3. tap-in

    tap-in :-)

    What is Bould's role? Does he have any influence on training our defenders? Our defensive game has been a mess for some time now, why aren't we making changes to the way we train, set up, play? Zonal marking never seems to work for us yet we keep plugging away with it.
  4. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    Im sure I read that Bould has no input on the defensive coaching.
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  5. tap-in

    tap-in :-)

    Does make you wonder why he's even there, although as Dixon claims, Wenger surrounds himself by people that don't say anything. Wenger would probably have Henry as his right hand man and not take his input on our attack.
  6. American_Gooner

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

    Remember when we kept 3 clean sheets in a row at the beginning of 12/13 and everyone was talking about the "Bould Effect"?
  7. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    Yes :lol: I also remember when Mustafi had two really good games back to back and his thread was was awash with people calling out his doubters :lol:
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  8. Vinci

    Vinci The Sultan of Unai

    Didn't we go unbeaten for like 20 games with him in the side at the start?

    Remember Mustafi conveniently missing out on all the big games that we lost, tho.
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  9. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be Alright

    It's probably one of the least impressive unbeaten runs in recent times though, besides the Chelsea win back in September we didn't really beat anyone of note.

    As for missing out on the big games we lost, I just checked and he was in the lineups that we lost 3-1 to both Chelsea and Liverpool. He also started both games vs Bayern.
  10. American_Gooner

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

    Yeah, he had two great performances against Spurs and Burnley in November. Was typical that he then followed it up with an absolute shocker against United.
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  11. thierrytheking14

    thierrytheking14 Well-Known Member

    Yea. Good times.

    I vaguely remember clean sheets.
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  12. BobP

    BobP Favre Fan

    Couldn't score for **** though.

    I remember Giroud squandering a golden opportunity against Sunderland.

    Was the beginning of a complicated relationship.
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  13. American_Gooner

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

    Giroud missed good chances in each of those 3 games, but it was really early on in his career here tbf. You had the Sunderland miss, then against Stoke he had a chance to play in Ramsey for a 1v1 in stoppage time but chose to shoot at goal from the halfway line instead. Also missed from inside the 6 yard box at Anfield.

    The Diaby-Arteta base behind Cazorla was looking strong though. :(
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  14. BobP

    BobP Favre Fan


    I remember that.

    Diaby played the opening 5 or 6 fixtures, I distinctly remember him going off injured early in that draw against City, the one where Kos scores an equaliser from a corner. That felt like the end of his season, only played a few times after that.
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  15. Rex Banner

    Rex Banner Massive SAFophile Trusted

    Ah those heady days when we played Gervinho up front.

    He was gonna be the next Henry and dominate the league with a fit Diaby. Great times.
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  16. Newchange

    Newchange Active Member

    Why this man continues to play I will never know. Wengers one loyal man
  17. Brown Gooner

    Brown Gooner DoN'T ceNsOR maH FreE SpEecH

    Massive game from him and he needed that. This guy (as well as Jack and Kos) is fighting for a WC place and it showed in his today’s display. Hope he stay motivated with the WC coming up.
  18. Hope

    Hope Active Member

    What massive game from him.

    He was Chaos again today. His clearances were bad, poor jusdgejud again.

    Summer it is for him.
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  19. Brown Gooner

    Brown Gooner DoN'T ceNsOR maH FreE SpEecH

    Chanbers, Jack and Xhaka put him under needless pressure at times. The worst clearances today were from Chambers and our Midfield guys. Mustafi and Kos were both good today. Actually looked like guys who know their place in the NT is in serious jeopardy.
  20. nick gould

    nick gould Well-Known Member

    There is a player in there and he is a brave player. I would have thrown myself from the top of the tallest building with performances he has had this season and the deserved criticism he’s been getting. This guy bounces back and continue to play his high risk game. He won’t hide. A good manager can polish him up, he is no turd trust me.
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