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Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Jan 28, 2020.


Match Prediction

Poll closed Feb 2, 2020.
  1. Arsenal Win

  2. Draw

  3. Burnley Win

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  1. Miyata

    Miyata Active Member

    I get what you are trying to say but this is football, the defenders know Gabby is right footed so they'll watch out for it and cover that space.

    Auba in the middle is a gamble, it could work but I have a feeling he will get harassed there. But yeah, at same time watching Laca is a pain as well :lol:
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  2. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Take laca off get auba play as cf put pepe as RW and Martinelli as LW
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  3. Gunner-Union

    Gunner-Union Well-Known Member

    Cabellos for Özil and play 4-3-3 and Pepe for laca and PEA down the middle with Pepe and martinelli either side please
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  4. CJJ

    CJJ Well-Known Member

    Overall i'd consider this a poor first half. THIS is exactly how you are not supposed to play against Burnley. We've turned this into a direct, physical game.

    We NEED to start playing some technical, fast paces passing football. We're not gonna beat Burnley at what they do best.

    Oh and our front three has to improve their ball retention. Thrown away so many easy balls.

    Only positive thing is our defending in general, especially at set pieces.
  5. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    Laca is well out of sorts. He desperately needs a goal. Auba looks a bit rusty too. Tbh the front 4 haven’t played well at all.

    Need to seriously step it up a gear.
  6. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Tier 1 Height

    Nah mate Lacazette still had a bit to do he raised his flag and the whistle went, what's he supposed to do?
  7. ptrcopp

    ptrcopp Well-Known Member

    Worst game I’ve half-watched in a while. I wouldn’t mind if I could appreciate what the opposition were doing.

    Commentators bugging up what Burnley are doing but I only remember a clear chance from them.

    We try and play out the back. On the occasion it’s successful we make a poor pass into the final third. When it fails they ‘break’ and have a pop shot from 25 yards or hoof a cross out for a goal kick.

    I could have gone down the playing field and seen better quality.
  8. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    60 goals in 2 season kinda softens the blow of an occasional loose touch
  9. Taneruit

    Taneruit Well-Known Member

    In positive news. Xhaka-Guendouzi pivot performed well, so did Mustafi for the most part.
  10. Gunner-Union

    Gunner-Union Well-Known Member

    If we want a physical striker laca is not it. If that’s what Mikel wants then we need to get a targetman like a mitrovic
  11. boonthegoon

    boonthegoon Well-Known Member

    Complete lost control of the match after having 2 great chances earlier for Laca and auba. Score even 1 of that and you still have more control. Gab being played at rw and pepe dropped just to keep Laca in is frustrating.
  12. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Established Member

    Strange game. We aren't pushing Saka forward. We are not dropping Xhaka into a back 3, Lacazette can't hold the ball or get on the end of crosses and Özil is basically invisible. Even in space he isn't playing the throughball.
  13. TornadoTed

    TornadoTed Well-Known Member

    I'm not a football snob but Burnley are hideous to watch, I thought that style of 'direct' football died out years ago. Maybe my mind is playing tricks but I don't remember Burnley being quite this bad in the past.
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  14. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Once again, Auba and Laca let us down when the team was on top, should have been 2 up in that period...seen many games under Arteta where we have played well, but the strikers aren’t scoring when we are on top, disappointing.

    Hilarious how Burnley’s players and fans pride themselves on being a, “old fashioned honest team, who fight fairly for every ball”...yet their players go down under any contact, and their fans moan for every decision...bunch of n0nces :lol:
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  15. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    How is it poor when we had three clear cut chances? If our finishing was better we’d be 2-0 up a least.
  16. Ashybashy86

    Ashybashy86 Well-Known Member

    I got why Torreira isn't playing, but why is Lacazette still starting up top AWAY instead of Auba? Makes no sense whatsoever, and hardly surprising he's had another stinker. Just put G Mart back on the left, bring on Pepe who couldn't do any worse there, and put Auba up top. Hardly rocket science.
  17. SA Gunner

    SA Gunner Prediction Pool King Trusted

    Our finishing is so so poor. Chances for both Lacazette and Auba to give us the lead.

    Defensive organization holding firm though, they are looking for the loose balls to attack us. Marking Guendouzi and Xhaka pretty tightly in the process.

    We need to focus, we could easily lose this
  18. MikeVinna

    MikeVinna Well-Known Member

    Still, all 3 of them are a goal-gift waiting to be unwrapped.

    Martinelli - Auba - Pepe

    That would give us more of a goal threat with inverted wingers and Auba making runs. Hope sweet PEA puts on his shooting boots in the break.
  19. American_Gooner

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

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  20. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    Think Lacazette, Özil and Guendouzi are the issues at the minute. Not winning the ball in the middle of the park and we can't hold onto it up front. Özil's head has gone as well which hasn't helped.

    Laca off, Pepe on. Auba up top, switch Martinelli to the left. Ceballos or Willock for Özil and Torreira for Douzi.
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