Southampton Vs Arsenal PL 10/12/2017 12:00pm BT

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by rich 1990, Dec 8, 2017.

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Who will win?

Poll closed Dec 10, 2017.
  1. Arsenal (don't do it yourself)

    59.4%
  2. Sourhampton

    25.0%
  3. Draw

    15.6%
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  1. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Welbeck provides absolutely nothing from the bench. And I hate how selfish he is in the box, unacceptable considering how wasteful he is in those situations.
     
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  2. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    We hardly created anything either. Absolutely pathetic showing
     
  3. tap-in

    tap-in :-)

    I agree, I was so annoyed when he came on as our first sub. A Wenger favorite for no reason at all!
     
  4. GeorgiaGunner

    GeorgiaGunner Closet United Fan

    Thinking about bumping all the posts about how we would have been similarly rampant over the 2nd best team in the league last weekend, even if we hadn't gifted them 2 and allowed them to sit back.
     
  5. GeorgiaGunner

    GeorgiaGunner Closet United Fan

    Fortunately, after City (and probably United due to their doggedness), 3 and 4 are open season this year. Chelsea and Spurs are massively down, Liverpool inconsistent, and no real outside challengers (though Burnley sure looks decent).

    That said, I'm sticking by my preseason prediction of 6th.
     
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  6. TromsoGooner

    TromsoGooner Well-Known Member

    Well, in regards to top 4 the weekend turned out okey I guess. Gained a point on Chelsea and Liverpool threw away two points. Still it was a disappointing performance after what was a very good one last week. The conditions can be blamed somewhat but too many players were below par.

    Bellerin was very poor I thought. He really needs to add either crossing or being able to beat a beat to his game. Ramsey was not very good and Lacazette looked dangerous at times but not enough involved. Per was poor for the goal. Özil had a good game I thought and I actually thought Xhaka was quite good though thats probably because I don`t expect much from him these days. Alexis was really awful. But then he pops up with the cross that gets us the goal.

    Welbeck never offers anything from the bench, think Iwobi would have been a better sub. Jack did alright when he came on and should start on Wednesday but I fear we will see Coquelin or Elneny.
     
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  7. CurryFlavoured

    CurryFlavoured Well-Known Member

    I have to say as well the whole Monreal Renaissance as a CB has been overdone to ****. He had a few good games but to me he's never been more than a good player either as a full back or a centre back. People seemed to love him because he was generally above average. In recent weeks he's been a bit of a disaster though. None of our defenders are top level.

    Average defenders + clueless coaching = the cluster **** you saw today, vs United, vs Liverpool and so on. We always always leak at least a few clear chances, even on our best days.
     
  8. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be Alright

    Decent result but disappointing performance. At least the Chelsea, Liverpool and United results went in our favour so that Giroud equaliser could end up being a huge moment. Ah well, there's another game mid-week to get the 3 points and put in a good performance.
     
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  9. TakeChillPill

    TakeChillPill Well-Known Member

    We have no strategy to break down teams....you see man city and barca make lovely little triangles on either side of the 18yard box, with overlaps and runners.

    Arsenal we're just static...I mean what is practiced on the training ground?

    Classic wenger 'I like players to problem solve themselves in the pitch' no Arséne, sometimes you have to tell people what you want them to do...thats what you get paid £10m a year for.
     
  10. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Not Actually a Moaner

    It's on BT again, ffs.
     
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  11. c00lguy

    c00lguy Well-Known Member

    At least it's not another early start.
     
  12. Penn_

    Penn_ Well-Known Member

    Didn’t realise just how bad that late challenge on Lacazette was. Second time in two games now, but nothing given.
     
  13. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    They have individuals who possess the guile to unbalance defensive teams by committing individuals with the drop of a shoulder and burst of acceleration. Nobody in our midfield can do that except Jack. Özil is capable, but not willing enough.

    City have Sterling, Sane, Silva, De Bruyne who are capable do it regularly. Barca have plenty. If our players were good enough to do it I'm sure they would.
     
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  14. Rain Dance

    Rain Dance Well-Known Member Trusted

    Considering the logic of mortals, that is us btw
    when we have someone like Giroud who excel in aerial battles our logic is to try to cross as much as possible

    Now mention a player in Arsenal who looks like they even train in crosses... other than the new guy Sead and Monreal

    So yeah, Wenger did tell them what he wants them to do.
     
  15. Natnat

    Natnat Active Member Elite

    I seen the kids where I work play better football
     
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  16. American_Gooner

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

    The only positives people were looking at were creating a decent number of chances against a manager who this team usually struggles to register a shot on target against. That's it, nobody said that makes the defensive mistakes acceptable.
     
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  17. American_Gooner

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

    United are not the 2nd best team in the league, they're only there because of an easy run of fixtures from the beginning of the season to mid October.
     
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  18. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Actually think we are in the running to being the 2nd best team .
     
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  19. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    How often you hanging around there? Best stay on the permieter there now ey;)
     
  20. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Send Sven the video footage ;)
     
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