2010-2019: A Decade In Review

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Ricardinho, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    With the way things are currently going, an international break, and just a month to go until the start of a new decade there's no better time to look back on the last ten years

    What I want from you:

    - Your team of the decade

    - Your player of the decade

    - top 5 transfers, goals and games

    - lowest moment of the decade

    Anything else you might feel worthy of mentioning seeing as how there's a lot to cover during ten years

    For my team I think I would go with the following

    Alexis Özil Aubameyang
    Cazorla Ramsey
    Monreal Kos Per Sagna
  2. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    Team of the decade.

    Bellerin Mertesacker Koscielny Monreal
    Arteta Ramsey
    Alexis Özil Cazorla
    Van Persie
    *Not a great deal of choice, I'd have gone for Fabianski but he wasn't really a starter and I was never a fan of Szczesny.

    Also if we're looking at the entire decade there's probably an actual argument for Walcott being in the team but I think in terms of quality I'm happy enough with that team.

    Player of the decade- Koscielny, one man army at the back for so long and he's been there for pretty much the entire decade bar the last few months.

    1. Özil a real statement signing. Seemed to change the whole atmosphere around the club even if we ended up maybe not reaching the heights we thought when the signing was made.
    2. Aubameyang his goals to game record is phenomenal. Look at how quickly it took him to reach 50 goals.
    3. Koscielny an absolute steal here, almost a decade we got out of him.
    4. Cazorla tremendous signing, thoroughly loved watching him. Played in a few different roles across midfield and did well in all of them,
    5. Arteta, the ultimate panic signing changed our fortunes in 11/12 becoming a key part of the midfield helping us finish 3rd. Was statistically the best midfielder in 12/13 leading in so many key areas. 13/14 played a huge role in ending our trophy drought as captain (well Vermaelen was club captain but you know).

    Lowest moment of the decade- West Brom 2017 with the plane banner. Absolutely embarrassing moment for the entire club. But then again the people got what they wanted so I'm hoping they're enjoying how much better things are now.
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  3. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    That team looks amazing, it would thrash the one we have now, full of panic buys.
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  4. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Knows a guy who knows an ITK at Bristol Trusted

    Team of the decade would be:

    Bellerin - Mertesacker - Kos - Monreal
    Ramsey - Cazorla
    Auba - Özil - Alexis

    Player of the decade: Probably between Alexis and Santi due to the fact they both had the most amounts of high quality seasons, I’d give it to Santi because f*ck Sanchez.

    Top 5 transfers:
    1. Cazorla
    2. Monreal
    3. Song (out)
    4. Mertesacker
    5. Walcott (out)
    Top 5 goals:

    Top 5 games:

    Lowest moment:

    Blowing four competitions in a month in 2010/11.
  5. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Team of the decade:

    Van Persie

    Player of the decade:

    Probably Kos, from around 2011-2016 he was amazing...had plenty of world class players, but think Kos had the longest period of consistency during the 2010s.

    Top 5 transfers:

    1.Kos - See above.

    2.Sanchez - Amazing peak, our go to guy of the 2010s just in front of Van Persie imo.

    3.Cazorla - My (and probably everyone else’s!) favourite player of the decade...a brilliant player and probably the most likeable footballer ever.

    4.Per - Haven’t replaced him, from around 2012-2015 he formed the bedrock of our team with Kos, so ****ing good together those two...2017 FA cup final :drool:

    5.Özil - He is such a divisive player in terms of his play style, but brilliant to watch on top form.

    Lowest moment:

    Turned quite badly on Arsène after the 2015-2016 season, wish I could go back and change that...sorry boss :(

    Favourite moment:

    Supposedly our worst period of the Premier League Era, and supposedly Sp**s’ best...still beat them 6 trophies to 0, and finished ahead of them 7 times to 3 ;)
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2019
  6. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    That Leicester game was such a crazy start to the 17/18 season.
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  7. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character

    Sagna Holding Koscielny Monreal
    Ramsey Cazorla
    Walcott Fabregas Alexis

    Some controversial choices but Holding for a short period of time from Wengers last season to his injury was one of our best centre backs, reinforced by the Holding comes back he will save us.

    Fabregas 10/11 last season with the club. Perhaps included more for legacy prior to that season but even then he influenced so much of this decade.

    Walcott simply because he was a big game player.

    Player of the decade split between RVP, Cazorla and Alexis. All got us off our seats enjoying football. All doing it in different periods of the clubs development.

    Game of the decade, beating Chelsea in the FA cup final. It was a great run putting out City before hand so great satisfaction in beating two rivals to win a record cup haul.

    Özil's transfer a massive moment for us. Even if its not what we needed and hasnt worked out

    The demise of the youth project Fabregas, RVP and Nasri then the home grown project. Both signaled the demise of Wenger.

    Goal was Ramseys vs Galatasary. Some to pick from but a player I really liked scoring that goal on his weak foot. Sensational stuff.
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  8. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    Classic sanogo reaction to that Ramsey goal. He was as stunned as the rest of us.
  9. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character

    Sanogo had no clue. What a strike it was.

    Anyway, I'll take this comment was expecting a few wtfs Holding type comments :lol:
  10. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    Özil goes into peoples eleven of the decade? Hm.
  11. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    Why wouldn't he mate? Definitely up there as a standout candidate
  12. Fewtch

    Fewtch Ozil at 10 And Emery Out

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  13. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Sagna Mertesacker Koscielny Monreal
    Cazorla Ramsey
    Walcott Özil Alexis
    Van Persie

    Player of the decade - Alexis

    Top 5 transfers:

    1. Özil
    2. Alexis
    3. Koscielny
    4. Cazorla
    5. Monreal

    Top 5 goals of the decade:

    1. Wilshere vs Norwich
    2. Aubameyang vs Leicester
    3. Walcott vs Sp**s (5th goal in the 5-2)
    4. Arshavin vs Barca
    5. Henry vs Leeds

    Lowest moment of the decade: 8-2 defeat at Old Trafford/Europa League final/League Cup final defeat vs Birmingham (Couldn't pick one)

    Top 5 games of the decade:

    1. Arsenal vs Sp**s 5-2 (1st one)
    2. Arsenal vs Sp**s 5-2 (2nd one)
    3. Arsenal vs Sp**s 4-2
    4. Arsenal vs Barca 2-1
    5. Arsenal vs Hull City 3-2
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  14. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    Cesc was here until 2011, is he eligible to be in the team?
  15. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    I took it to mean performances this decade, so anything Cesc did from 2003-2009 was discounted in my head.
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  16. GoonerJay24

    GoonerJay24 Well-Known Member

    Sagna Mertersacker Koscielny Monreal
    Arteta Cazorla
    Ramsey Özil Alexis
  17. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    If Cesc in based on ability and not performances:


    If no Cesc:


    Player of the decade: Toss up between Özil and Alexis

    Top 5 transfers:
    1. Özil
    2. Alexis
    3. Koscielny
    4. Santi
    5. Auba

    (Honourable mentions to Nacho and Merte)

    Top 5 Goals:
    1. Ramsey vs Hull
    2. Arshavin vs Barca
    3. Wilshere vs Norwich
    4. Welbeck vs Leicester
    5. Henry vs Leeds

    (Honourable mention to Giroud's scorpion)

    Lowest moments of the decade: losing title to Leicester and Europa League Final

    Top 5 games:
    1. 2014 FA Cup Final vs Hull
    2. 2010 Arsenal 2-1 Barca
    3. Arsenal 5-2 Sp**s (1st one)
    4. 2017 FA Cup Final vs Chelsea
    5. 2017 FA Cup semi final vs City

    (honourable mention to Arsenal 3-0 Man U in 2015 - maybe the best we played all decade)
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  18. EmeryCouldnt

    EmeryCouldnt Well-Known Member

    Let’s not forget, Thierry returned for a brief spell in 2012.
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  19. EmeryCouldnt

    EmeryCouldnt Well-Known Member

    This is why Unai needs to play Özil. It’s the only time we have a hint of beautiful football. Also, notice Xhaka come in like a wrecking ball, poking Özil’s eye out on the celebration.
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  20. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

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