MotM - PL: Arsenal vs Portsmouth | 16/12/06

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by Jkreffer, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. Jkreffer

    Jkreffer New Member Trusted

    Arsenal 2-2 Portsmouth

    Great game in the second half and I thought we were unlucky not to win in the end. However, Portsmouth are a good team this year and obviously came here to do a job defensively as most teams will do.

    I thought Gilberto was very good again. As a captain he seems to take responsibility in areas of his game we don't usually see such as driving forward, taking up wide positions and genrally making himself more available in other areas of the pitch. This doesn't affect his defensive role at all either.

    I think Adebayor gets the MOTM though for another great game. Forgetting his goal and all round lively, skillfull performance, he genuinly changed the game for Arsenal and was probably the catalyst for what was a fine comeback.
  2. Jameel46

    Jameel46 New Member

    Adebayor, changed the game when he came on
  3. gunnerGH

    gunnerGH New Member

    Adebayor - drove at defense with determination and is undoubtedly our form player at the moment.

    Why he didnt start is beyond me. Cost us two points tho -well done mr.wenger great decision.
  4. stiiphunn

    stiiphunn Well-Known Member Trusted

    He probably didn't start, because he needed a rest.. And who knows what would have happened if Ade had started?

    Ade for me as well.
  5. Jameel46

    Jameel46 New Member

    who's to say that we would've won if he started, and Adebayor didn't play becuase of the Liverpool game, if Ade got injured there'd be no one to lead the line against Liverpool, it's a logical decision from Wenger and Ali was the only other striker, Ali did okay but the only reason it didn't work was because neither Ali or VP are capable of leading the line they both prefer to play off the main striker.
  6. gunnerGH

    gunnerGH New Member

    ali...he obviously thinks he can lead the line thats why he picked him.

    so wenger made an error then? why play 2 support strikers when you have the strong adebayor? he must have been unfit....because I cant see any other reason for dropping him.
  7. Jameel46

    Jameel46 New Member

    bloody hell, firstly wenger wanted to rest Ade for the Liverpool game. secondly there was no one other than Ali to play alongside VP. thirdly the team could have gone ahead in the first half as VP had some good chances. it's not as if the team didn't have any chances when Ade wasn't on the pitch
  8. gunnerGH

    gunnerGH New Member

    chill out kid, im not having a go at you.

    1. He shouldnt need to be rested - he should be fine. How many games has he started in a row now before pompey ....3?
    2. We SHOULD have gone ahead, but didnt. Maybe had ade started we would have scored and won - who knows. - didnt exactly look tired when he came on did he?
  9. liridon

    liridon New Member

    for me :

  10. RC8

    RC8 New Member Elite

    Had Van Persie scored a goal he would have been on par with Ade, but Adebayor was simply more effective. Walcott had a great game too, but it was not until our Togolese striker came on that we clicked.

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