Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by ggunner12345, Feb 26, 2017.
We had better beat them.
Any team in the bottom half of the table can beat Liverpool right now. Unfortunately we won't be able to. These teams defend properly, deny them space, nullify Liverpool's attacking energy, and then break effectively. We can't do any of that. We'll just get sucked into a fast open game, we'll be overwhelmed, and probably three down in twenty minutes.
baaaaah! it's been a boring week with no Arsenal football.
All pessimism and Wenger aside, I'm looking forward to a good game.
Easiest way to beat Liverpool is to concede possession and hit them on the break. Unfortunately we'll play our typical game and Liverpool will be able to expose our midfield with their press and we'll probably lose.
I'm going for a draw, we're crap, they're crap.
Liv always seem to lift their game against the bigger teams. We go in, expecting an easy ride and get played off the park by a highly motivated team.
It's high time we realized that we are playing catch-up now, and play pragmatic, defense first football in big games. It doesnt happen often enough (only seen us do it against $ity, tottenshit)
It's not that they lift their game, it's just they are very suited to having less possession and using their press to win the ball high and creating chances that way. When they have lots of possession they're not very good.
We never look like that though do we. It's always the same. We're rarely as energetic as Klopp's sides always are.
That's why it's the most functional partnership so far. It's just bland going forward.
We will lose this quite handsomely after the fiasco they went through last night!....the writing is on the wall for them to win this by a substantial amount! If we do in my eyes wenger has to go there's no more excuses especially after the break we have just had we should be fresh and revitalised to get back on track!
Wenger and the coaching staff should be working on a plan to win this game and win it well.
No we aren't , and we can't try to be . Just mean we have to be more resolute than them , we aren't winning a pressing battle with them nor should we try. We are languid so let's play that way .
Definitely as long as it's effective though .
I hope Wenger plays a pacey attack, no Giroud. We need to hit them on the break and keep the middle solid but creative, think I would go Ox/Xhaka. If the team below plays anywhere near their top level, we will win. If players like Özil, Walcott, Xhaka & Bellerin dont focus, we will lose.
Ha, you could take bets on that in any game and the odds wouldn't be very good. Guys got to learn to stay on his feet, currently he's a liability. I would be ready to bring AMN on if Xhaka is fortunate to get a yellow and not a straight red.
I've been critical of Xhaka picking up reds but some of the other stuff I have seen recently that picked up yellows makes me wonder .
Remember the good old days when we went down to 10 men 0-0 first 20 mins at Anfield and still won 2-1
This is the game where a player like Xhaka has to prove his worth offensively and defensively. The way I see it the best way to beat the press accurate long distance passes into a pacey attack - Welbeck Alexis and Perez. If they lose it they will press for the turnover your attacking strength becomes a defensive strength.
Yeh, its easy to get a label and much harder to get rid of it. I'm sure he was booked against Sutton and he could easily have avoided it. Aggression can be a positive but for him it always seem to be a negative.
I love how even the most positive of supporters are predicting a draw.
Teams might struggle against others, like Liverpool have, but it's no coincidence that our opponents' bad form tends to go out the window when we show up. The combination of the unorthodox way we attack and defend, and our penchant for the ridiculous breathes life into them. We're unique like that. We'll always give you a chance.
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