PL: Southampton vs Arsenal | December 16, 2018 13:30 GMT | Sky Sports

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by APierre, Dec 13, 2018.


Match prediction

  1. Southampton win

    8 vote(s)
  2. Draw

    5 vote(s)
  3. Arsenal win

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  1. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Yeah, I'd argue that 4-3-3 would have been a much better idea going into this game. Would have done a better job of countering Southampton's use of space and their pressing traps.
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  2. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    We don't have cb's that are good enough otherwise we wouldn't have conceded 23 goals.

    It's pretty f*cking obvious. Mustafi isn't a starting cb at all. We've scored more goals than every team but City, we need a winger at some point but centre back is the obvious priority.

    Our attack will be more than enough for top four if Laca and Aubameyang start games together regularly.
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  3. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    Don't recall even seeing a replay on sky
  4. GunnerUK

    GunnerUK Well-Known Member

    That’s the point I making though when I say we never turn it on and just go to sleep. If this game was @ Wembley today against Sp**s you can Guarantee we wouldn’t of played like that
  5. gunner4lyfe

    gunner4lyfe Well-Known Member

    He will. Its still a derby and we will have our two CBs back
  6. sammy89

    sammy89 Well-Known Member

    This loss is on the defence. Two goals should be enough to see off a team in the relegation zone, but we made them look like an Alex Ferguson team on the wings.
  7. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado Trusted

    The AMN - Monreal - Koscielny - Bellerin back four have played a few times haven't they?
  8. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Established Member Trusted

    My concern is that he doesn't seem to get off the ground well enough. That ball was there to be taken. He's been decent stopping shots but poor on crosses and also poor palming the ball away from danger. That's arguably 4 points he's cost us. Now watch every man and his dog bombard our box. I certainly don't blame him for trying but consistently poor execution is a worry and he's not commanded his box all season.
  9. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    It's an argument but it would have meant playing Kos - who people are blaming for being unfit - and Monreal or Lichtsteiner (or both!) at centre-back. Meat and drink to Southampton's walking wardrobes.
  10. lamby22

    lamby22 It's Not Lupus

    I would have went with Monreal at CB and AMN at LB in a back four with Kos and Bellerin.
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  11. Danishgooner18

    Danishgooner18 New Member

    I actually dont mind waiting to put in Lacazette or Auba until later in the game. For me the problem was that the midfield could not control the ball and link with our attack
  12. TorontoGooner76

    TorontoGooner76 Well-Known Member

    My wife knew that I was pissed because I was telling yelling at the tv telling Özil not to stand there and to go get the ball back. He is being a big suck. At least Ramsey gives his all even though he understands that he is in the outs.
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  13. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    If someone looked up the Top 3 passing combinations for us today it'll probably mostly involve the players in the back 3 and Torreira. Just zero penetration through the middle, constantly forced back to eventually go long. It was a tricky call for Emery tbf. Either go with a back 5 for more defensive security because of the personnel or play an extra man in the middle and push the opposition back with controlled possession and leave yourself slightly light at the back. Hindsight is 20/20 but he chose wrong today.
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  14. gunner4lyfe

    gunner4lyfe Well-Known Member

    So what was he supposed to do? Its a free header so he had to try.
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  15. GoonerDKcph

    GoonerDKcph Member

    Özil looked very little like someone who wants to play. He is sooo lazy
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  16. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    Also the need for a CB is overstated imo, we’re inviting all the pressure on to us by not having enough quality in midfield and out wide.
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  17. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Many Men Wish Death Upon Me

    We really missed Saka this game.
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  18. TopCorner

    TopCorner New Member

    He also lost the ball through lazy miscontrol countless times leading to a disjointed, ponderous attack.

    He didnt create 2 or 3 good chances. He, along with Iwobi, need bench time.
  19. ptrcopp

    ptrcopp Well-Known Member

    I agree he hasn’t been good, but when all our GKs are failing the issue can’t lay with them.
    We have been better defensively since the beginning of the season, but there are the same issues that have been there since Merte broke
  20. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    Ok, at least it's a view even if I don't think it would have worked. Is Pleggy fit though because he wasn't even on the bench against Qarabag?
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