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PL: Arsenal vs West Ham United | Saturday, September 19 | KO: 20:00 BST | Sky Sports

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by Oxeki, Sep 12, 2020.

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Match prediction

  1. Arsenal win

    83 vote(s)
    93.3%
  2. Draw

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  3. West Ham win

    5 vote(s)
    5.6%
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  1. Monstar-Gunn4r

    Monstar-Gunn4r Well-Known Member

    Thought Holding done decently, constantly out to prevent West Ham counterattacks, stopped at least 5-6 I'd say. I would love to see that West Ham goal with a Var line, it looked very very close to me, funny how our goal got 2-3 minutes of Var but West Ham's which was much more marginal to me didn't.
     
  2. TakeChillPill

    TakeChillPill Well-Known Member

    If you eat too much potatoes you end up turning in to one.
     
  3. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Established Member

    I know what you're thinking and watching Kola is just as I described.
     
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  4. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    There's not just the Xhaka feeback loop, there's the Xhaka paradox: he's simultaneously not good enough and also undroppable.
     
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  5. SK Lation

    SK Lation Active Member

    Great argumentation, well done :facepalm:
     
  6. MLK79

    MLK79 Well-Known Member

    The day @GDeep™ breaks and comes in here and shoots up the place, it will be your fault. Then again, he'll probably be arrested for grooming before that happens.
     
  7. Iceman10

    Iceman10 Well-Known Member

    Hopefully we can build in capability to play with flat back four as well as the current go-to formation as the season progresses and new CB’s bed into the PL. Would be a better formation for matches like this at the Emirates. Happy with the result. Can’t ask for more than maximum points from first two matches of the season.
     
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  8. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    The questions we should be asking are why were we so poor on the ball and why did the majority of the team keep misplacing simple passes?

    Is it the late kick off? Is the team feeling sleepy etc.
     
  9. asukru

    asukru Well-Known Member

    Missed the game live but caught the replay and almost fell asleep watching as we were so boring but we grinded out the win so I don't care. Onto the next!
     
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  10. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Glad to have that game out of the way with if I'm honest, especially with a win...West Ham always seem to play well against us, haven't beaten them overly comfortably since the 2016/2017 season imo...beat them 4-1 in Arsène's last year, even then that was a late flurry after they matched us really.

    They are one of those **** teams, that do well against teams they can counter attack really, as do have some very good counter attacking players, our lack of athleticism in midfield really adds to this too...hopefully they go down, as I hate playing them really.
     
  11. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    One of Partey or Aouar makes us a completely different proposition. Both of them makes us title contenders. No cap.
     
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  12. balthazar

    balthazar Well-Known Member

    Obviously we severely missed the presence of El Neny in midfield, the master the simple passes, pinging balls left and right.
     
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  13. m-due

    m-due Well-Known Member

    He is ready to give Luke Shaw a run for his money for the slowest fullback in the league :facepalm:
     
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  14. EmeryCouldnt

    EmeryCouldnt Well-Known Member

    you right, dawg. lol
     
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  15. DJ_Markstar

    DJ_Markstar Well-Known Member

    awful performance from the defence and attack bar 2 moments of quality from Saka we don't get the points.

    Only good performances came from Saka, Ceballos, Xhaka and Holding. Not good enough and we fluked the points.
     
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  16. GunnerBP

    GunnerBP Well-Known Member Trusted

    This matched showed how important Tierney is for Arteta's 3-4-3 formation to work, and it also showed how this formation will struggle with teams that sit back and try to get us on the counterattack.

    We lacked creativity in attack, and I think it was mostly due to having just two central midfielders. We didn't have a player operating between the lines trying to create chances.

    The couple of times that Saka moved into midfield and played more like a AM he created chances, but that primarily shows the need to play a 4-3-3 and not the strength of the 3-4-3.

    Hopefully, Arteta will test out the 4-3-3 in the Carabao Cup.
     
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  17. MartiSaka

    MartiSaka Active Member

    The same weaknesses as last year continue. Didn't win anything in the air and lacked the ability, physically dominated and unable to breakdown the low block. Leno weaknesses in the air were also shown. West Ham brought out the worse of us. We wouldn't have got close to winning against one of the better defensive sides like Burnley today.

    At least I think we have plans to address these some of these issues in the transfer market.
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2020
  18. pakgunner

    pakgunner New Member

    That clearly identifies our lack in quality in the middle of the park. When or if we sign one or both Partey and Aoure then we can finally make clear judgement calls on Xhaka but at the moment he's the core.
     
  19. andeoch1

    andeoch1 Active Member

    it wasn’t a great performance but we didn’t get f*****g dominated WTF?‍♂️
     
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  20. We really shouldn't be playing in a defensive formation against West Ham. Should have gone three in the midfield, or 2 strikers.
     
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