Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Marjorie, Aug 18, 2020.
Their last card was that managers start him. I believe they have now won the game of Uno.
It's not like he was awful he been key for mikel but mikel said he'll pick team depends on opposition. Xhaka still important player for us and nothing is over.
We don't win that game with him not on the bench, and for that reason he's my man of the match.
Almost had a wobble when he was stripped and ready to come on, but he sat back down and sealed the match for us.
I agree that he’ll start more games this season. I’m not sure that it’ll be midfield without some strange tactics to keep him from having to run too much. I could see him go in the summer.
This is rude
Will depend on how well this Elneny and Partey partnership develops. Looks very good so far. Xhaka may end up wanting to leave if his role is reduced, so there's that possibility.
Right now I'm just happy we have a potentially very good CM partnership and my man Mo is finally getting the respect he deserves.
We have answered this question multiple times. When Arteta came in, he was the best of an abysmal midfield. He was always going to be regular starter in spite of his glaring weaknesses. That's why we all wanted to buy two good midfielders in the transfer window. We bought one in Partey. What we didn't expect was for Elneny to give such a comeback. Xhaka is already not promised to be starter anymore.
If caring about this great club over a bang average player makes me a vulture then I'm all for it
We’ve been bad both with and without him. It’s more to do with the players who stepped in. Guendouzi and Torreira both also struggle to get around the pitch.
First time in a big away game we’ve had 2 aggressive, dynamic engines at the base of midfield playing quick progressive passes.
Don't speak facts, his feelings might get hurt
Why would I be upset with someone's random take? You seem upset at the vulture comment tbh. Apologies
Mikel might want him here but Xhaka might feel like he needs to move. He’s 28, captain of his country and he’s effectively lost his place to Elneny and Partey. These should be the best years of his career but there’s a likelihood that he’s more of a bit part player than a vital one. Arteta hasn’t played him in midfield for the past 2 games too, surely Xhaka is wondering where his Arsenal career is going.
All I ever wanted was for him not to be an automatic starter on the basis of avoiding mistakes.
His press resistance was killing our build up play from deep.
Now we just need to fix the front 3 situation
Agree with this, he may want tog leave if he no longer starts regularly. We'll see what happens. Think its' still early days on that front.
You can just feel the pain
I'm happy we won? Wtf
1 of those he still played. If players did that on the regular because of 2 games half the league would be switching clubs every transfer window. Nor is Xhaka remotely that fickle especially if it concerns only himself.
I mean enjoy the day and all that, but you guys get ahead of yourself a bit too much.
Of course. It’s still early days but it’s a damning indictment for Xhaka. I think he’s been poor this season and he needs a kick up the bum. I told you, those Liverpool games really made Arteta look at him differently. He got benched for Sheffield and then Arteta has deliberately moved him out of midfield in other games. But I still value him as a squad player. He can start EL and Cup games imo.
I’m being hyperbolic because I want to annoy Erliss, YeahBee and Manberg out of hiding.
Well he did play in midfield last weekend, though it was a weird hybrid role (not a fan of that kind of thing tbh, and think it cause more confusion than necessary). Manberg has been pretty open about how well the midfield performed today in fact.
Midfield is about partnerships, and the players who can work together the best should be first choice. We've heard reports Partey was scouted to play alongside Xhaka but if it turns out him an Elneny work better together then so be it.
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