PL | Arsenal v Leicester City | 11/08/17 19:45 BST | Sky Sports

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Aug 7, 2017.


Match Prediction

Poll closed Aug 11, 2017.
  1. Arsenal win

  2. Draw

  3. Leicester win

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  1. Furious

    Furious Xhaka Propagandist

    Sky didn't replay this 1000 times like the Özil handball, the ****s:


    Stonewall pen.
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  2. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    I know mate, I know. You just have to fight it with positivity and don't let it get to you! We all just want the best for Arsenal so there will be a lot of emotions and thats ok! And when it all works out well you rub their faces in it. :D
  3. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    Agree with every observation, bar your first about Leicester's 2nd goal. That one had me scratching my head a little bit. There were 3 errors:

    1. Xhaka was on the ball and in control of the situation in his own defensive third. He should've seen that Bellerin had pushed up, and his passing options were limited so either gone back (we have 3 CBs), held the ball and pivoted to switch flanks, or gone long to Welbeck. Instead it was a sloppy square pass to no man's land. Had Coquelin done that we'd be calling it like it is.

    2. As you say Bellerin made that stupid run forward into a crowded space while we still had 3 Leicester attackers in our final third. Leicester were well aware of what he was trying to do and easily shut him down.

    3. Kolasinac and Montreal allowed Vardy to get in between them. Kola especially should've got much tighter and goal side of Vardy. He's not a centre back, despite Wenger's insistence on playing him there.
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  4. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    It's only a shock because you're new.
  5. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    Watched both handballs several times. And they're as bad as each other for different reasons. One each there.
  6. BobP

    BobP Memri Fan

    You're being harsh man.

    Both Ndidi and Okazaki were bearing down on Xhaka. Passing to Elneny was out of the question because it essentially puts him in the same position. As I mentioned, the lane to Holding was cut by Okazaki.

    Furthermore, something I was taught growing up and playing football is that you play the way you face, especially in potentially compromising situations, that is the back-half. Xhaka did just that. IMO, you can't really fault him because there was literally nowhere he could have gone in the 1 or 2 seconds he had the ball, besides just booting it long and hard which in hindsight looks like a good option.

    I agree with your other 2 points.
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  7. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway Established Member

    Agree. I love Xhaka but his square pass to no one was inexcusable. In transition, to lose a ball like that is suicidal. He knows that and acknowledged his mistake after the game.
  8. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Agree , dude thought he was playing volleyball at the beach .
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  9. halfvolley

    halfvolley Well-Known Member

    It's beyond ridiculous. Everyone ignores the stonewall penalty but goes on and on about a dubious handball that led to a corner kick. That we scored from the corner is ****ing irrelevant, how far back in the chain of events are we supposed to go for every goal? There will always be something to complain about if you roll back the clock long enough.
  10. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Mark Clattenburg apparently told Andy Townshend that even if there was VAR there wouldn't have been any difference because the ball had gone out for a corner, so that particular play was over.
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  11. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Big positive for me was our
    Tyler kept crying about it, so annoying.
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  12. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Tyler is so boring now. Hate it when he does the FA Cup matches at Wembley. Absolutely no emotion at all.
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  13. Hunta

    Hunta NOT In A Caravan Trusted

    The way sky kept going to Alexis when we were losing as well. Then ignored him after Giroud's goal.

    Never seen such an agenda to get a player out of a club.
  14. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    Never mentioned the Leicester handball. He was asking specifically about the Özil handball, which was in fact blatant (and this is coming from the biggest Özil fan on this forum).
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  15. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Whoa hey now, i don't have his name on my account for nothing :drool:
  16. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    Pfft. I have his name tattooed on my heart.
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  17. Uncle Good-Advice

    Uncle Good-Advice Well-Known Member

    Whenever I can't watch the game live usually it's a great one but f**k me... even while watching the replay and knowing the scoreline that was nail-biting stuff...
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  18. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Disgraceful posting attacking other Arsenal fans like this.
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  19. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    :lol: Foxestalk calling out Arsenal plastic fans.
  20. North5

    North5 Here since 2009. Unlike Cornavirus.

    **** off then you absolute mug hahahahahaha
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