PL: Arsenal v Chelsea | January 19, 2019 17:30 GMT | BT Sport

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Jan 12, 2019.


Match Prediction

Poll closed Jan 19, 2019.
  1. Arsenal Win

  2. Draw

  3. Chelsea Win

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  1. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    I think when you play a high intensity pressing game it kinds becomes hard to bring that energy level down when you do get the ball, and then get it back up again when you lose it. The best teams can do that but we've only just started adopted this approach. Don't think our passing stats against Sp**s was all that great either but we allowed them the least no. of passes per defensive action in the whole season. Emery needs more time to work with this team, and with better players.
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  2. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    You are correct , but our passing been below par for a few months now and also in games with slow tempo. We need a few more outlets that are good on the ball would help which is why Unai's looking at Suarez.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2019
  3. krackpot

    krackpot Established Member Trusted

    great analysis. There is no swagger about us. We need Mesut more than we understand.

    Unfortunately, this is a by-product of Wenger's last two seasons. We are so scared of our bad defense that we are going in the other direction and making our whole team defensive.
  4. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Yeah Emery's keyword 'Balance' is not a throwaway word. I think he knows it's an issue. Guess we just have to be patient and accept the fact that we're not going to be our old fluid selves straight away.
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  5. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Mkhi is coming back , got a feeling that he might roll Mesut out for the Fa and see how he does there .
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  6. krackpot

    krackpot Established Member Trusted

    I hope he does.

    I like winning and all, but I've been brought up on some sexy football by Wenger.;)
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  7. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    What a fantastic disciplined performance, it looked like some serious coaching went in. Emery and the staff seriously earned their wages this week. I've not seen us as organised in years.
  8. Camron

    Camron Established Member Trusted

    "French Darren Bent".
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  9. Giroud12

    Giroud12 Well-Known Member

    What a performance. We kept Hazard quiet and as expected it was a deserved win in the end.

    Every player gave 100 % for the first time in a while which was fantastic to see. Kos looked his old self and how Auba, Laca, and Ramsey coordinated their pressing, always chasing the ball and stressing their defenders, was fantastic to see. This is clearly the way Emery wants to play, and without 6 defenders out injured he can play his style. Very impressed by the effort Ramsey puts in, such a player! Could have easily jogged around and being cautious not to get injured before his move to Juve. This is the guy who we should build our team around, this is the guy who should be getting Ozils salary.

    Kolasinac very good again, Guendouzi stepped up, and Laca is looking more and more like the complete striker.

    Very, very sad to see Bellerin out for the season. Getting top 4 with all these injuries would be impressive, and we must go out and buy a new RB now. Hopefully we stick with a back 4 no matter what.
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  10. OSBK

    OSBK Well-Known Member

    Great win. Some best performances in a arsenal shirt, sokratis/kola/guendooooozi. Kos was unreal, sok was just behind. Kola showed he can play in a 4, his power running forward was brilliant. Guendooozi, playing against top midfielders this guy was brilliant. He broke up play, got stuck in and bailed xhaka out when he needed it. Guendoozi has a swagger and arrogance that is refreshing, he shows his passion and him and torreira look top top players.

    The front 3 were brilliant. Auba's movement was fantastic, laca hold up and link up reminded me alot of aguero. Ramsey with his energy and pressure and that game showed alot about him as a man. He has a dream move to juve but yet he put everything on the line for his team, fantastic performance.

    So gutted about bellerin, really feel emery has him back to his best. Just hope he comes back and we dont rush him.
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  11. lamby22

    lamby22 It's Not Lupus

    Excellent performance from us. Gutted for Hector though. We need a proper replacement this window - none of this patch up jobs like putting Mustafi in and neither Licht or Jenko are good enough in the long run.

    As an aside if I was a Chelsea fan I would be raging at Giroud. Your team has just lost 2-0 in a derby and you're swanning round at their home ground applauding their fans.
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  12. kraphtous

    kraphtous Raul Stanllehi


    Look at this crap.
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  13. TromsoGooner

    TromsoGooner Well-Known Member

    Agreed. We only completed 75 per cent of our passes which is very poor. Toreira only completed 60 per cent. I don`t think we were that good yesterday but the effort and desire was certainly there.
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  14. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    Don't see much wrong with that team in all honesty (on paper anyway not based on yesterday's match). Maybe the two CBs.
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  15. kraphtous

    kraphtous Raul Stanllehi

    Kolasinac should be over Alonso obviously. Sokratis over Luiz. Leno over Kepa but this one is at least close. Ramsey over Willian.
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  16. Giroud12

    Giroud12 Well-Known Member

    Kepa has not shown anything to suggest he´s better than Leno, Bellerin easily over azpi, Sokratis over either CB, and either Auba or Laca over Willian at the wing
  17. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    Debatable mate, think they are much of a muchness, although think you'd struggle to tell which one was worth 60m, so I'd give the nod to Leno on that alone.

    I think Azpi is a very good player mate. Been great for Chelsea.

    I'd rather have all 3 of them in my team.
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  18. Mitch

    Mitch Bellerin Upgrade Advocate

    Sokratis, Kos and Kola were superb.
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  19. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    Big games are balanced by fine margins, and goals swing the momentum of belief quite substantially. We played just as well in the first 20 minutes of the game at Stamford Bridge (Auba missed an equally good chance to yesterday) but Chelsea went 2-0 up.

    Chelsea made a mistake by not playing a striker regardless of form. Hazard is much less of a threat as a focal point of attack than picking the ball up deeper and unbalancing teams.

    Bellerin was excellent. Such a shame as that’s potentially season over. I hope Emery sticks with a back 4 though. We’ve struggled to get the ball out of defence with a 3, and looked much more balanced overall.
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  20. Camron

    Camron Established Member Trusted

    Is that highest transfer fees eleven? I guess they rightly assume Torreira cost 60m.
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