Who starts alongside Partey?

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by say yes, Oct 7, 2020.


Who would you start alongside Partey?

  1. Xhaka

  2. Elneny

  3. Ceballos

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  1. Red London

    Red London Anti-Simp Culture Trusted

    I'd really like to eventually see a midfield trio of Ceballos Partey and Saka in the more easy games. I think that midfield would have everything.

    In tougher games I would go for a Ceballos Partey Xhaka trio but not sure that would actually work in reality.
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  2. gunner4lyfe

    gunner4lyfe Well-Known Member

    Xhaka is getting benched hopefully. I think Arteta realizes that we can actually play more on the offensive without him. As soon as we brought him on at Sheffield we lost the midfield and we were immediately on the defensive.
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  3. balthazar

    balthazar Well-Known Member

    yes, but he is a perma-crock. Sadly. Like Diaby :(:(:(
  4. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    We’ve struggled at that ever since we lost Santi. Xhaka’s major contribution has been increasing our defensive third possession stats, and I’d challenge anyone who claims that to be controlling games.
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  5. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    Swap Laca and Auba, and put Saka on the left, then we’re in business.

    I’d also consider Willian > ESR/Özil in the hole.
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  6. balthazar

    balthazar Well-Known Member

    actually forgot about Saka :facepalm: He needs to play, either in the hole or on the left
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  7. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    No pal its a 433 with Xhaka at the base keep up.
  8. Ashybashy86

    Ashybashy86 Well-Known Member

    Partey would cover Xhaka's weaknesses, and that pairing is better balanced than any other combo.
  9. Ashybashy86

    Ashybashy86 Well-Known Member

    That's what Xhaka is supposed be. We'd get the best out of Partey as a B2B mid. That's why I think it's the best pairing.
  10. Fewtch

    Fewtch Ozil at 10 And Emery Out

    Partey Xhaka
    Pepe Auba Saka​

    Or switch Willian for Ceballos if Pepe is going to continue to start from the bench
  11. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    Ceballos has been incredible to watch last few weeks so I can see him playing most games with Thomas.

    I don’t think we’ll see a two long term though, got to imagine it’ll be Xhaka sitting deep protected by two mobile midfielders in Thomas and Dani.

    Then a three of Willian, Pepe, Auba and Laca up front.
  12. MikelHadADream

    MikelHadADream Well-Known Member

    Like the look of this, although I don't think we will see a nailed on first 11. There will be rotation between Xhaka/Ceballos/Willian/Saka/Pepe dependent on the game.

    Auba and Partey will be the only two players that play every game imo.
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  13. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    “Whenever there is a Diaby thing it is always related to me. He could have a migraine and it would be Dan Smith. I think about what might have happened to my career if if were not for that tackle, probably every day.” Dan Smith, 2015
  14. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    Is that little **** having a laugh? He thinks a guy he ruined somehow ruined his career? Some woke 80k a year psychologist probably told him that... Jesus.
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  15. Makavelii

    Makavelii Well-Known Member

    I really hope there's more to what he said and you've chosen to just cut out the part where he apologises for 15 minutes.
  16. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    Sounds like there won't be one set partnership.
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  17. Oxeki

    Oxeki New Threads, Old Tweets

    I think personally it should be Partey and Ceballos.
    But no one really knows who will be starting alongside Partey.
    But the only thing we know is that Partey will be the permanent fixture in that midfield.
  18. RunTheTrap

    RunTheTrap Well-Known Member

    Arteta has been reluctant to play Xhaka, Cellabos and Elneny in a midfield 3. It's always been 2 of them at one point. Pretty clear to me that Arteta sees Partey, Cellabos, Xhaka and Elneny as his deepest midfielders. I think it's more likely that the 3rd man will one of Willian, Saka, Willock or ESR.
  19. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Established Member Trusted

    We haven't controlled a game since Santi went lame. What we have done is negate a lot of advantages the opposition have so latterly we appear more solid but totally at the expense of chance creation. That's different to actual control. It's very basic stability. It's been a stalemate. Partey is the key to us moving forward as he can take care of his own business. All we need to do now is find someone equally capable to pass to.
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  20. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief Trusted

    It may be premature but the subbing of Xhaka and then him not starting is so rare in his arsenal career that I think it could signal Arteta doesn't seem him as the future

    Partey Ceballos Saka
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