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Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by OnlyOne, Apr 12, 2019.


What will be the result of El Clasicojones?

Poll closed Apr 15, 2019.
  1. Watford Win

  2. Draw

  3. Arsenal Win

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  1. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    Ankle ligament damage. Could see the season out.

    Sorry @OnlyOne, just seen you’ve answered this already, as good Mods usually do.;)
  2. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    Could play Kos and Monreal or Mavropanos in a back 4 with Kola at LB. Quite honestly anything’s better than Mustafi playing.
  3. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    I’d trust Monreal before Mustafi any day of the week.
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  4. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    I understand what you mean with Mustafi. But is Monreal good with 2 CB tactics? Against Napoli they put high through balls over and against him all the time at the end of the game. Also then it would be Monreal & Kola as CB & LB at the same side with 2 CB line.

    Mavropanos has no matches under his belt now & is young for a CB, so can make even worse mistakes than Mustafi sometimes.
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  5. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    Why have you swapped the wing backs?
  6. Hexagon9

    Hexagon9 Well-Known Member

    Well yes, but for me Gunnersaurus v Mustafi would be a toss-up.
    Monreal concerns me not solely for his errors but for the way he either gets in a strop, or does absolutely nothing to rectify them after they’ve been made.
  7. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    Monreal had a tough game against Everton agreed, but normally he’s excellent and has been our most consistent player over the seasons doing his thing at LB. Mr Professional, has rarely let us down.
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  8. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    3 CBs away from home is a problem. We leave so much space down the sides, and simultaneously weaken our presence in midfield, which isolates our forwards (they aren't physical so they rely on service).

    Literally our two best 90 minute away performances this season (Sp**s away and Fulham away) were when we played with 2 solid banks of 4 and hit them on the break.

    Ofcourse it's more than just tactics, we need to be more tenacious instead of seeking favours from the referee that we'll never get. We also need to be a lot more clinical.
  9. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    I agree with this, definitely trax, however I'd say the signs of decline are beginning to become more and more frequent. But absolutely Mr Consistent for the vast majority of his Arsenal career.
  10. Hexagon9

    Hexagon9 Well-Known Member

    I might be doing him a disservice and I’ve got the wrong player, but didn’t he lose the ball high upfield at Rennes, and do nothing about it in the lead up to their third goal?

    I accept that everyone makes mistakes, but to do nothing to put them right isn’t good enough for a professional footballer. Again, apologies to him if I’m mistaken but I’ve seen a few of our guys act in this way and as a supporter, it’s almost the worst thing to see.
  11. yybecause

    yybecause Formerly known as ArsenaLover

    dont think we'll play 3 at back today. Iwobi starting
  12. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    We need a top LB to replace him now he’s ageing, but I don’t think Kola is the one.
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  13. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    No, you’re right he didn’t play well against Rennes either. But he did fine until we went down to 10 men, then he fell apart, particularly after his own goal.
  14. Hexagon9

    Hexagon9 Well-Known Member

    Is it a fact that Koscielny is still carrying an injury so his game time is likely to be restricted, or is it more the case that he isn’t quite match-fit in terms of sharpness and stamina?
  15. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter

    Draw not enough after the Everton **** up. Need to man up away from home.
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  16. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    He has an ongoing achilles problem which requires an injection once a week. His playing time is limited to get the most out of him in a season although his career is running out of time altogether I'd say. Sad, in his prime he was quality IMO.
  17. Hexagon9

    Hexagon9 Well-Known Member

    Indeed. Also, at the moment it feels to me that he’s the glue/sellotape holding our defence together when things get tough.

    If we’re to harvest three points tonight I fear we’ll need at least two goals!
  18. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Vinai Venkatesham Stan

    It's okay mate, never do it again though.
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  19. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

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  20. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    Don’t you know about inverted wing backs bro? You got some research to do man..

    Got my left and right temporarily confused. Let me live.
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