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PL: Arsenal vs Aston Villa |Sunday 22nd September | KO 16:30 | Not Sky Sports

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by OnlyOne, Sep 19, 2019.

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  1. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    Yep and if Emery realises Xhaka & Douzi doesn't work then so much the better. Also Chambers at RB rather than keep playing a midfielder there could be another lesson he learnt today.
     
  2. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    Either that, or they'll get too confident now and **** the bed. I'm leaning towards the latter :lol:
     
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  3. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    That's nice, I did wonder!
     
  4. Axel9090

    Axel9090 Well-Known Member

    If Emery ends up in top 4, we should honour the contract and keep him for one more but id rather not keep him beyond that, if there are better managers out there like Allegri for example.
     
  5. Red London

    Red London Well-Known Member

    I think this game showed we need more bite and legs in midfield. When we went down to ten men and were less comfortable (as well as taking off Xhaka) we played much better.

    Willock has been our best midfielder this season, why isn’t Emery starting him ffs. Drop Xhaka for Torreira and play a 433. Let’s be more dynamic from now on.

    If emery doesn’t realise our issues in midfield and how to resolve them, it’s gonna cost him his job tbh.
     
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  6. Axel9090

    Axel9090 Well-Known Member

    Oh and Guendouzi cost us what £7m, what a steal, honestly. Hes brilliant. Just need to give him a new deal now ASAP.
     
  7. remains

    remains Well-Known Member

    Shambolic up until the subs then we really raised the tempo. A very satisfying win in the end but bittersweet. So easily could have been another’s missed opportunity to gain ground on our rivals.
     
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  8. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    I believed Emery to be a liar but hes also an idiot. Xhaka fans say he has to play because we don't control the midfield without him. From the manager's own mouth, we don't control anything. So what's the point of playing him. Winery liked physical players and as we have no controller, just play those who can move themselves and the ball quickly and do something to interrupt any counters. No need for Xhaka except to rest Guendouzi. We play Willock, Torreira and Guendouzi with Özil and Ceballos when the opponent allows. It's also annoying how he keeps on about needing the fans. Give us something to cheer about and we will! After that, he waffles on spouting a load of crap. He should use an interpreter or keep quiet.
     
  9. #254

    #254 Well-Known Member

    I wish we somehow find a way to be be positive for the whole match the way we have been today in the second half. We have already made **** too hard for ourselves 4 times this season and have only come out with 5 points out of a total of 12! A proper start to all those games nicks you draw or a slight loss at Liverpool, a win vs Sp**s and a thumping to Watford and Villa. I am saying this because we were so lucky with the win today especially with that magnificent freekick. On another day with a slightly better team, we lose the match.

    We need to approach all games with positivity and attack teams like that. That way we would sure scare the opposition like Villa were today. This is the kind of team we used to thump 3,4,5 nil. I can guarantee that a start like what we just did in the 70th minute obliterates Villa like in the past.

    Anyways its a day to be positive. What a touch and goal from Chambers. He was sure guilty for their second but completely redeemed himself.
    And how about Guendouzi! Top class second half performance. I didn't know he had it in his locker to dribble forward like Ramsey used to do! Was also gulty for his zero awareness for McGinns goal but credit to him to hold his head high and play like that. If he becomes consistent he becomes a 100m worth player easily in a year or two. A performance overshadowing Pogba's and a win in the trip to OT would be the icing on the cake for us and himself.

    Sorry for the long post, I am buzzing right now. Nearly twisted my ankle while celebrating the third. Goodnight to all gunners.
     
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  10. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    The worry is he will realise that Xhaka/Guendouzi doesn't work and drop the latter. He has a Xhaka obsession.
     
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  11. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    We keep him because everyone else is ****? What kind of thinking is that?
     
  12. Axel9090

    Axel9090 Well-Known Member

    Didnt say ****, I said better. You should really look properly first.
     
  13. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    Server goes down more than harry kane ffs
     
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  14. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    I was alluding to your first sentence. If we make top four it’ll likely be because of the teams around us failing.
     
  15. asukru

    asukru Well-Known Member

    Not only did I almost have a heart attack but so did the GF cuz when Auba scored that free kick I went mental. For the love of God Arsenal - get it together and please beat United at Old Trash Dump!
     
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  16. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    Athleticism and mobility are prerequisites for a midfielder in this league. Emery will get himself sacked if he doesn't learn this quickly.

    These claims that Xhaka's our best midfielder on the basis of some bollocks like "progressing play" or "keeping us ticking" are slothful induction fallacies. He's a poor fit for high-intensity football.

    A number 6 with an inability to press effectively, circumvent one or recover quickly, hugely devitalises both attack and defence.

    Disclaimer: It's not solely his fault.
     
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  17. Axel9090

    Axel9090 Well-Known Member

    Okay my bad. I mean yeh I suppose it would be because other teams are poor as things stand but it also might not be, it might be a close ending. He'd have completed his objective at least.

    First season was a pass but this is the one where he must get top 4. I think this is how the club will go about it and I wouldnt object. On top of that, the team needs a few more signings.
     
  18. Black240

    Black240 New Member

    It's a long time since I've posted, but today's match made me feel the need to vent.

    3-2 papers over an awful lot of cracks.

    We were once a team renowned for our defence. We were then renowned for an embarrassment of creative and aggressive riches in midfield. WTF has happened?

    In the premiership, we've just scraped a win against a crap side that are in the bottom three, that after scraping a draw against the bottom club in the league. Furthermore, and despite the scoreline, our win in the Europa League was far from convincing too.

    A midfield that has been graced by fabregas, viera, bergkamp, petit, carzorla etc now has Xhaka in it. How? He may be able to ping the occasional long ball, but he cannot tackle or provide any protection whatsoever for the back four. He is slow, ungainly and looks awkward and gives the ball and free-kicks away at an alarming rate. I'm pretty sure that if you google the word 'liability' you'll get a picture of Granit Xhaka. Yet he is a nailed-on starter. I think he would just about get a place in my local pub team.

    Hopefully, when Holding, Bellerin and Tierney are playing we'll improve at the back, but we also need to do something about the midfield.
     
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  19. Black240

    Black240 New Member

    This
     
  20. Kav

    Kav Well-Known Member

    Bench Granit and Play Özil when he's on form. Give Willock, torreira, Matteo and Ceballos game time along with maybe moving David Luiz to midfield might help.
     
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