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PL: Norwich v Arsenal | December 1, 14:00 GMT | Sky Sports

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Nov 28, 2019.

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Match Prediction

Poll closed Dec 1, 2019.
  1. Arsenal Win

    67.6%
  2. Draw

    7.6%
  3. Norwich Win

    24.8%
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  1. roz

    roz Fake News Merchant

    Thought Chambers looked completely out of his depth again. Disappointing considering his start to the season. Squad filler at best and should be nowhere near the team when possible.

    Seen Xhaka getting some praise for his display yet I thought it was a typical Xhaka display of averageness. 5 out of 10 in absolutely every way. He is this generations Denilson.

    Leno was outstanding, should be captain. The only one that has stood tall throughout this season and last.

    would take Cantwell of Norwich, not the first time I’ve been impressed with him.
     
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  2. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    Problem for Xhaka is how slow and ponderous he is both in attack and defence. As we are so spread out as a team and cannot get compact in defence quickly he is caught in too much space all the time. If we as a team could at least be compact in defence his considerable weaknesses would be covered better, but like on Sunday they are clear for everyone to see. That our backline sprints back like there is no tomorrow every time the opposition breaks doesn't help the whole thing, nor does his poor initial positioning and total lack of speed. The fact that he cannot break up play without fouling sure doesn't help either.

    Watching the game I didn't feel he had a particularly bad game, but after watching the highlights I noticed his mistakes more. The failed interception on the second goal as well as his poor touch that almost led to third goal for Norwich at the end.
     
  3. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Our midfield every time this happens

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  4. roz

    roz Fake News Merchant

    He needs moving on, the wirrying thing is our midfield looks no better when hes not there. We dont have a single combination of CMs that compliment each other. Round pegs in square holes
     
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  5. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    I didn't think Xhaka was that bad. Towards the end of the game he showed how slow he can be though. Rest of your post I couldn't agree with more. Cantwell is a decent player..
     
  6. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Managing Arsenal's midfield..
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  7. roz

    roz Fake News Merchant

    Nor do I mate! Just bang average, not a bad player by any means (other than his occasional brain farts). Just that he doesnt seem to be particularly good at anything, he is however our most balanced midfielder.
    Cantwell is the exact kind of AM we need here, full of energy, creative and clever. Knows how to shoot and when to as well
     
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  8. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Great post. Thanks for clarifying. In that case, I can't disagree at all. Also think you're right about Cantwell, what he lacks in ability he makes up in great decision making. Very nearly had another goal through a toe punt simply by reacting far quicker than any one of our FIVE players around (AND CLOSER TO) the ball!!
     
  9. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    We have to be careful in throwing all our players under the bus. To me the biggest cause of our problem is lack of team shape. We have too much distance between forwards and backline which gives the backline too little protection from the midfielders making them retreat even quicker. It’s one problem leading to another. Freddie for sure has his work cut out for him.
     
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  10. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    I agree that we should move him on. He doesn’t have enough upside for me and his poor sides are quite evident. He will work better in a slower league where he can be dallying on the ball more.
     
  11. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    I agree that the best thing we can realistically do at this stage, is try to improve our team shape...playing Pepe and Martinelli on the wings each game with Auba up top, will at least give us a balanced way to attack teams...then that can hopefully take pressure of our average midfield and poor defence.
     
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  12. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    Think one of the problems to our shape is playing both Lava and Auba together. Think a front three like you suggest could work better. I really like Martinelli. He will be a great one if we just start playing him more often.
     
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  13. American_Gooner

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

    How do Swedes say it?
     
  14. BaZZe

    BaZZe Bitterswede

    pretend the L is silent. Some brits seem to get the hang of that but not all of them. I would say "Jungbärj" is the correct pronunciation
     
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  15. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste


    So Özil made both goals. I knew it already, but it's nice to hear it from an expert that people won't argue with.
     
  16. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    But how do you pronounce Jungbärj? :lol:
     
  17. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Jung-Barge?
     
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  18. American_Gooner

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

     
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  19. BaZZe

    BaZZe Bitterswede

    That's some ASMR sh*t right there.
     
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  20. BaZZe

    BaZZe Bitterswede

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