PL: Manchester City vs Arsenal, February 3rd, 16:30 Sky Sports

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by Rex Banter, Jan 29, 2019.

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Will Arsenal beat Bald Fraud FC?

  1. Yes

    16 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. No

    66 vote(s)
    68.8%
  3. Draw

    14 vote(s)
    14.6%
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  1. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    Watching the control that the City players had with the ball you realise how far behind our squad is. You can keep Laca, Guendouzi, PEA, Leno, Bellerin, Torreira, Özil, Sokratis, Kos, Monreal.
    Agreed. That’s down Venkatesham, he’s the chief executive and runs the club. Unai can only do so much with the squad he has. It would help if we didn’t have so many injuries though.
     
  2. Mitch

    Mitch Bellerin Upgrade Advocate

    Several of our players played well for us, in particular Torreira and Guendouzi plus Lacca worked his ass off. However at the end of day City were just the better team.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2019
  3. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    Epic!
     
  4. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    Let's forget about this game and move on. We still have a shot at top 4 so on we go!
     
  5. buji banton

    buji banton Active Member

    *ever*
     
  6. iamdaguy

    iamdaguy Well-Known Member

    A selling club?

    That was only through the Stadium building phase and the few years that followed.
     
  7. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    I mean he had Sane, Mahrez and Stones on the bench yesterday, if those guys are on the bench ffs then yeah, you should probs be winning 3-1. Fair result.
     
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  8. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    Caveat is that Liverpool have actually had owner investment, just over 200m I think, but it isn't the same scale as City's or Chelsea's so it doesn't get highlighted as much. In that sense they're not actually self-sufficient, even Sp*rs technically aren't. We're the only PL club, along with Boro, to have had no owner investment whatsoever. But yeah, your point remains.
     
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  9. #254

    #254 Well-Known Member

    I really hope given time, Emery can improve that aspect of our play otherwise it's probably gonna get ugly in the future!
     
  10. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Established Member

    You know you have a problem when fans watch a game and can clearly see which players are not good enough. I would add Iwobi to the list simply as a squad player irrespective of how badly he played.

    Guendouzi was easily our best player and it is so clear what this club needs to do. Torreira should be the base of a midfield 3 and we need to buy a midfielder who can provide some serious legs in midfield. we need some devasting dribblers on either wing.
     
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  11. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    City may have been the better team but gifting them that 3rd goal completely killed the game. We had a slim chance until that decision. I reckon we'd have gone on to score and they'd still have beaten us 3-2 but I feel robbed in a way.
    Happens every weekend in the league. This sport is a massive con job right now.
     
  12. Preacher

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    Emery was very brave, when he chose 442 formation. I don't think, that it worked as he expected it to work. Guardiola's plan was to make the pitch as wide as possible and drag our defenders out of the position. He had attacking line of 5 players. So Iwobi or Torreira and Kolasinac or Guendouzi had to help and to reduce the gap between our fullbacks and CB's. We're easily pin down. Our two strikers were taken out of the game, because there wasn't any link between them and the rest of the team, especially in the second half.
     
  13. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Knows a guy who knows an ITK at Bristol Trusted

    True but their net spend overall since 2013 is ridiculously low for a title challenging side.

    They’ve just been excellent at selling players on which has freed up funds for big players. It’s an achievable model for us imo.
     
  14. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    People wont like it but selling one of the strikers & strengthening the squad probably best option. Liverpool were never scared to cash in even if first time round they ****ed up.
     
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  15. Brett

    Brett Active Member

    In all this crap.... Leno has been flying under the radar..... He is the german flappy...
    I am waiting till his error costs us points for people to see it. I think we should still look for a keeper in the summer.
     
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  16. TorontoGooner76

    TorontoGooner76 Well-Known Member

    What did he do wrong yesterday? Had little chance on all 3 goals and saved a few more possible one's. And with our budget, who would you get that would be an obvious improvement? More pressing needs I think...
     
  17. Preacher

    Preacher Anti-Ornstein

    Leno is the least of our problems.
     
  18. Brett

    Brett Active Member

    I agree we have more pressing needs but we need to sign a goalkeeper this summer given ospina and cech are off. I would like us to go and buy someone better than Leno rather than look for a no 2.
    In my opinion we should try and sort the defense this summer and take it from there. We need 2 fullbacks a goalkeeper and a cover for lucas torreira. In my opinion winger/s can wait.
     
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  19. Preacher

    Preacher Anti-Ornstein

    Martinez:
    "Now Cech is retiring I was told when I came to Reading that next year they want me to be the backup. But I’m not thinking about next season yet."

    New GK signing is very doubtful.
     
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  20. Leeroy1979

    Leeroy1979 Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't agree. By that definition Liverpool are a selling club because Barca bullied them into selling Suarez and coutinho and Man City forced them to sell sterling?

    I would define a selling club as one that buys players with a view to sell them on for a profit as its main criteria. I do not think we are at that stage
     
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