Wow Arshavin Wow!

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by sabret00the, Nov 28, 2009.

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  1. flobaba

    flobaba New Member

    Lol. He's been Wengerwashed. Same with Rosicky and Nasri to some extent (he was more of a direct player whilst playing for Marseille).
    Wenger wants a team of 11 Fabregas': Puff puff Pass Pass..
  2. Captain

    Captain New Member Elite

    Yes, that's definitely it. The man who gave us Henry, Pires and Ljungberg doesn't like direct players.
  3. est

    est New Member

    To me, the more obvious reason seems to be the fact that the little russian is badly out of form. He has tried to take on players, but lost the ball on most of these occasions.
  4. fabo

    fabo 6.51 / 10

    There are a lack of direct players in the current squad though. The ones we do have don't have the ability or intelligence to utilise their pace correctly or effectively.....Walcott, Eboue. Arshavin doesn't fall into the category now as he's reluctant/unable to take players on this season it seems.
  5. Captain

    Captain New Member Elite

    The thing is that Arshavin is trying to go direct. It isn't coming off for him but it isn't like he has suddenly started play one-touch Rosicky style.

    I think that he has lost some confidence in himself and is forcing things a little. His dribbling technique is so difficult and the margin for error is tiny. It's little feints, half side-steps, switching the ball between feet. Refs aren't giving him freekicks when he is obviously being impeded and slowly but surely he seems to have retreated into his shell.

    I would personally go 4-4-2 with a Rosicky/Nasri wide and Arshavin up top for December but I don't Wenger wants that.
  6. patrick42uk

    patrick42uk New Member Elite

    Should have scored on that Drogba **** up. Thats all I know. That was more or less the only opening we had all game. I wouldnt have wished for it to fall to someone else.
  7. vantoure

    vantoure Well-Known Member

  8. beanz

    beanz New Member Elite

    Don't beat about the bush Biggus, come out and say what you really mean!
    I've got some sympathy for the lad, he's maybe felling a bit isolated at the moment, with no fellow countryman to empathise with.
    I say, cut him some slack until Wednesday afternoo..... and then give him a SLAP! :twisted:
  9. Accomplished

    Accomplished New Member

    In recent matches I don't think Arshavin is putting in any less effort than he did last season, it's just not coming off for him.

    He's not in great form, get over it, it happens to everyone. He really hasn't been lazy and uninterested in the last few games.
  10. hesham

    hesham New Member

    We need to start getting the best out of this guy if we are to start scoring freely again. He needs a more central/free role in the team.
  11. Kraig

    Kraig New Member Trusted

    we are the most fickle fans ive known. god last season, **** this season. hes out of form, but it happens. cesc last year was poor and looks great this year. it comes and goes. form is temp, class is perm.
  12. Ron Burgundy

    Ron Burgundy New Member Elite

    Shava is top, top class. He's not in the best form, but he's got more talent than most players can even dream of. He'll step it up soon.
  13. fabo

    fabo 6.51 / 10

    I agree in general but the real great players are consistent. Shava and Cesc aren't in that category yet.
  14. Glovegun

    Glovegun New Member Trusted

    Arshavin is being let down by the players around him. Guys like Eduardo should be looking to attack the space, not to join the congested areas in the middle. The only two that do that are Clichy and Sagna, and to a certain extent Walcott.

    Arshavin is a lot more effective when space is opened up for him. Eduardo shouldve been hanging on the shoulder of the last man, Nasri shouldve been pulling wide. Instead Nasri comes inside and Eduardo decides to do his stupid Bergkamp impression.
  15. Accomplished

    Accomplished New Member

    Nearly all of our players are. He needs to adjust, and he can.
  16. fabo

    fabo 6.51 / 10

    The general team performance doesn't excuse the sloppiness of his individual displays. His touch looks off, he looks less likely to beat players recently, his passing has been careless at times. Guy needs to improve big time.
  17. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    I find the inferiority complex some fans have about him even more annoying. He's not picked on any more than Diaby is or Song was when he first came into the side. He's playing in the spine of the team, and in a role that his predecessors set some very high standards thus he is more in the spotlight. If he plays badly in my opinion I'll say so and explain why - isn't that what having a forum is about?
  18. progman07

    progman07 Well-Known Member

    Arshavin critical of himself:

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_5737063,00.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528, ... 63,00.html</a>" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

  19. Arai

    Arai Moderator Moderator

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.arsenal.com/usa/sh/news/news-archive/arshavin-i-was-shocked-by-world-cup-exit" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.arsenal.com/usa/sh/news/news ... d-cup-exit</a>

    Hmm.... :roll:
  20. qs

    qs New Member Elite

    I hate that argument. Its not true anyway. He sees plenty of the ball, theres usually good options for him. Its not the teams fault Shava is holding onto the ball too long, its not the teams fault his shootings not been great, its not the teams fault half the time he'll stand with his hand on his hips instead of chasing the ball or hassling defenders.
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