Emirates Cup 2019: Arsenal v Lyon | KO: 15:15 BST

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  1. Ashybashy86

    Ashybashy86 Well-Known Member

    We could’ve won this and I’d still think Emery is a bum. From his own mouth he says first he wants us to be offensive, but everything is still so labored. Persisting with finished players like Mhki and Monreal for most of the match didnt help.

    On a bright note, Ceballos looks class.
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  2. kofigunner

    kofigunner Well-Known Member Trusted

    When it comes down to the defence, I think it goes beyond players. Yes, you do have great defenders and less capable ones, but I firmly believe that if the system is well drilled into people, basic things like offside traps can be much tighter than they currently are. We do need a leader at the back, yes, but I think the coaching staff need to do more. Poor defenders will break you, but as a team we need to be better defensively.
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  3. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter

    They always look like headless chicken, it's either coaching or they are all a bit dim. We probably need someone to lead the line back there.
  4. Gunn3rs4urus

    Gunn3rs4urus Member

    Ceballos looked quality! Movement with the ball is great to watch
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  5. arsenefc

    arsenefc Obsessed With Guendouzi

    very low quality game. We had no extra gear. Lyon had three good players upfront and they made an effort for 10 minutes and nicked two goals, enough to win this.
  6. Gunn3rs4urus

    Gunn3rs4urus Member

    Martinelli looks like a flop to me, reminds me of Chamakh to be honest
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  7. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    I don't want to bash Xhaka but he's awfully slow in every way. He got the ball in midfield and passed back to Leno twice forcing him to take a different route out whereas in the same position, Guendouzi would receive the ball and run back towards Leno before turning towards goal. That make a massive difference to speed of attack. Shake also had two easy passes but swelled and got fouled both times. Lucky he's durable but one good opportunity was lost. He had some nice passes forward, but if hes starting, we are reducing our options in midfield. Play seemed to be better around him.
  8. BobP

    BobP Memri Fan

    AMN isn't a natural defender.

    Nobody knows Chambers' best position

    Monreal is 33.

    Mustafi is Mustafi.

    Jenkinson is Jenkinson.

    Sokratis, Holding, and Bellerin are the only somewhat reliable defenders, and the latter two are injured.

    Think Emery has been dealt a **** hand.
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  9. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Has Never Seen Our New Signings Play

    Should’ve signed Lewis Dunk.
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  10. NieThePiet

    NieThePiet Loves Overhyping Our Rivals

    i should use this forum just for the transfer thread, ffs.
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  11. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Yeah he bum because Nektiah missed 3 straight sitters chances that could give us 4-0 lead. Shut up
  12. Geofranco

    Geofranco Well-Known Member

    Willock, Ceballos, Guendouzi all looked good. So good options in the middle.

    Nelson looked more lively too, wish he got to play till the end. The team as a whole has to improve end product though.

    People keep talking about bad defenders, but when the team keeps missing chances, it always creates an opening for the opposition to come back. 1-0 leads are never safe.

    Arsenal are not a defensive team, the best defense is a great and clinical attack that breaks the will of the opposition.

    Making them panic and forcing the issue which just leads to more openings for us.
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  13. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    He was just there today. Nothing really meaningful from him.
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  14. Ashybashy86

    Ashybashy86 Well-Known Member

    I think he’s a decent player with a lot of room for improvement. He makes intelligent runs, but his first touch is poor imo. I just think people are overhyping him at the moment.
  15. Beksl

    Beksl Sell All The Youngsters

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  16. Aevi

    Aevi Hale End FC Moderator

    Loss could well be a nice kick up the behind to keep us focused going into the season. Lots of work to do.
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  17. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Big Eddie fan but I agree last couple of games his finishing has been rushed. Might fall into the Akpom trap of being so obsessed with trying to score that he overdoes it. Just needs to be easy.
  18. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Emery a bum Martinelli flop what next guys?
  19. Tosker

    Tosker Does Not Hate Foreigners

    but we had Sanogo then
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  20. TromsoGooner

    TromsoGooner Well-Known Member

    With Ceballos, Willock, Gouendouzi and Torreira he should be on the bench, we actually have good depth in midfield now. Sadly it won`t happen.
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